Bayfield debuts glass bottom boat

If you’re old enough or simply an old movie buff, the idea of a glass bottom boat might conjure up images of Doris Day in the “The Glass Bottom Boat.” In this typical Doris Day romantic comedy from 1966, Doris plays a mermaid for her father’s glass bottom tourist boat business.

But starting today, Bayfield’s got the real thing. Not the mermaid, the boat.

The Apostle Island Cruises, Inc., is christening the new Superior Princess today at the Bayfield city dock. And there’s nothing like her in Bayfield, nay even the Apostle Islands, they say.

The new 65-foot cruise boat that can carry 150 passengers, has glass bottom viewing areas on the port side and the starboard side that allow guests to see the lake bottom, fish… and whatever else is down there.

And, they say it’s a first for Apostle Islands cruises.

The Superior Princess was built in Wetumpka, Ala. It journeyed 2,200 miles by sea from Alabama to reach its new home in Bayfield, arriving last weekend.


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