Augusta Canal tour boats to be temporarily out of service

Augusta Canal (Courtesy Augusta Canal National Heritage Area)
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Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Augusta Canal’s two Petersburg boats will be out of service for two weeks, from Jan. 30 through Feb. 13, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area confirmed.

The US Coast Guard will conduct mandatory inspection of the hulls, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area confirmed. While the boats are out of the water, Canal staff will paint and perform other required maintenance.

Daily guided canal tours will be suspended until Feb. 14.

Canal officials said a crane will be used to lift the 65-foot vessels from the water to the south bank of the canal near the J.C. Calhoun overpass.

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