Hop aboard the Princess Wenonah and welcome the USS Edson, says Elaine Fournier of Bay City Boat Lines.
WELCOME USS EDSON! Historic Destroyer Due Here Tuesday
Princess Wenonah to Host Up to 150 Well-Wishers on Greeting Voyage
August 5, 2012
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(EDITOR'S NOTE: At 9:30 p.m. the tug Colonel and USS Edson were reported nearly abreast of Tawas in Iosco County preparing to enter Saginaw Bay and the Saginaw River.)
By: Dave Rogers
Tickets are still on sale for the Princess Wenonah cruise to greet the USS Edson. Elaine Fournier of Bay City Boat Lines has released the following statement:
"We will offer a cruise on the Princess Wenonah celebrating the Edson?s arrival into Bay City with light lunch and cash bar for $30pp.
"SVNSM officials indicate that the USS Edson will arrive here at approximately 9:00 a.m. A donation to the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum will be made from the ticket proceeds.
"Tickets are on sale at Stein Haus, 1108 N. Water, Downtown Bay City until 2 a.m. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the dock at 7:30 a.m. Any schedule changes will be announced here and at on our recorded information line at (989) 891-2628. Tickets can be purchased by cash or check payable to Bay City Boat Lines. No tickets will be sold online for this event."
The Edson, in tow of tug Colonel, was in the Detroit River Sunday afternoon and was expected to reach the Saginaw River at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The Dossin Marine Museum's Detroit River webcam followed the pair of vessels on their trip and former Bay City official Rob Anderson said he saw the ship from the window of his 30th floor apartment along the river in Detroit. Anderson now is a redevelopment official in the City of Detroit.
The tug and tow were traveling 6.1 knots in Lake Huron, although earlier passage was described as "very slow transit" by port watchers.
Michael Folsom has posted photos of the Colonel and Edson on his website www.theshipwatcher.com and is tracking the progress of the pair to Bay City. Boatnerd.com also is posting updated information on the voyage on a regular basis.
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