Showboat Majestic bids farewell to Cincinnati

Showboat Majestic leaves Cincinnati (Courtesy City of Cincinnati)
Showboat Majestic leaves Cincinnati (Courtesy City of Cincinnati)
Updated: Apr. 4, 2019 at 2:32 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Showboat Majestic is no longer a fixture on Cincinnati’s riverfront.

The Majestic left for its trip upriver Thursday morning.

A couple in Adams County bought the riverboat in February, according to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Joe and Courtnee Brumley say they plan to moor the Majestic in Manchester, Ohio, less than an hour east of Cincinnati.

The Brumley’s are planning a schedule of performances and concerts aboard the Majestic as well serving as food and wine from Moyer Winery.

They’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help cover their initial expenses and finance the riverboat’s new infrastructure.

The Brumley’s are offering incentives to those who donate. You can find out more about those incentives and the GoFundMe here.

The Showboat Majestic was built in 1923 to be a traveling theater, according to the Brumley’s website.

The riverboat was declared a National Historic Landmark in December 1989, and was the last floating theater to be built in the United States.

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