25 June 2008

The Minnehaha Steamboat shuttles passengers to Big Island for the first time in over 80 years

The Minnehaha was built in 1905 ferrying passengers around Lake Minnetonka until the automobile's popularity put the steamboat out of business. It was dismantled in 1926 and sunk to the bottom of the lake. In 1990 an ambitious group raised the hull and after 6 years of restoration work, the Minnehaha returned to service Lake Minnetonka.

The steam engine in the center of the boat which was originally fueled by coal and is now run with diesel

The Minnehaha returning to dock at Big Island where is used to ferry passengers over 80 years ago.

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