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Lowell's iconic showboat razed

Mar 01, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

"There will always be a showboat associated with the city."

Rich LaBombard

Lowell assistant city manager and project manager

Out with the old, in with the new.

At least that's the case with the demolition of the 40-year-old Lowell Showboat on Thursday morning to make way for a new cruise ship.

Rich LaBombard, Lowell assistant city manager and project manager, said the showboat, constructed in 1979, was the fifth one built in the city, which is just east of Grand Rap...