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1000 Islands Vacation – Tour Boats of American Boat Line

If you’re taking a 1000 Islands vacation, you’ll probably want to take a scenic tour boat cruise.  Years ago, the American Boat Line had a fine fleet that toured from Clayton, NY to Gananoque, CA and back.  Here’s a little info about those boats.

 

American Adonis

1000 Islands Tour Boat - American Adonis

American Adonis, with permission “Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University”

(also here is my vintage home movie of the original Adonis!)

 

American Venus

 

1000 Islands Tour Boat - American Venus

American Venus, with permission Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University

American Neptune

1000 Islands Tour Boat - American Neptune

American Neptune, with permission Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University

 

American Adonis II

1000 Islands Tour Boat - American Adonis II

American Adonis II (no photo), with permission Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University

I’d like to thank the “Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University” for permission to use data from their extensive database for this page.  They have a great database of vessels from the Great Lakes region – please visit them.

3 Comments »

  1. jeff says:

    Then I think I vaguely remember you Rob as I took a tour on the Adonis II when it was new. I sat on the left side near the captain who was very nice. as I recall he was having trouble with the tape recorder so he finally gave up and narrated the tour himself. I remember he was also captain of the Adonis I as well. I was just a kid in those days but what great memories.

  2. Rob Grant says:

    I was a deckhand on the Adonis I and II in the 70’s: Best job imaginable!

    • Mike says:

      Awesome, Rob! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Do you recall when the Adonis 1 (wooden one) left touring service and what ever happened to her? Mike

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