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Boblo Island Documentary to Hit Theatres this September

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DETROIT, July 20, 2022 ~ “Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale,” a nostalgic documentary on the iconic former Boblo Island amusement park, will hit theatres September 16.

When you mention Vernors, Faygo…You have to mention Boblo,” said 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne on “The Paul W. Smith Show.”


July 20, 2022 ~ Marie Osborne and Jim Harper talk about the documentary on Detroit‘s legendary Boblo Island Amusement Park.

(CONTINUED) The movie, which originally aired the opening night of the 2021 Freep Film Festival and won the “Hometown Talent Award,” explores the colorful history of the former park, the ferries that would carry eager visitors to the island, and the still-running battle to preserve the beloved boats.

The piece also covers the Sarah Elizabeth Ray Supreme Court case, which started with discrimination on one of the ferries, and ended with the 1945 integration of Boblo Island.

In addition to the theatre appearances, the film will also feature at Marine City‘s Mariner Theatre as part of a larger Boblo Island-themed exhibit that will show throughout the month of September.







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