Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vessel Will Add River Connection to Site

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vessel Will Add River Connection to Site

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The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is finally getting a boat.

The Homestead-based eight-county heritage area, established in 1996, has always pined for a vessel to give industrial tourists a more connected view of the region's riverine landscape once dominated by the hundreds of mills and foundries that grew along the banks like giant fiery smoke-spewing mushrooms.

By fall it should get its wish, said Augie Carlino, the heritage area's president and CEO, with the takeover of the Voyager, a custom-built, hybrid-diesel boat that's been operated by the educational nonprofit RiverQuest since 2009.

Mr. Carlino said Rivers of Steel and RiverQuest still must close on the agreement and the state attorney general must approve it. And Rivers of Steel is still fundraising to pay for the transition - it needs $1. …

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