SS Columbia

SS Columbia

The excursion vessels and showboats of the past were cultural venues that provided both transportation within the inland waterways as well as a complete cultural experience through their ornamentation, performance, and operation. As the future of SS Columbia and Point Counter Point II were considered in this studio, a preservation plan was produced that carefully considered the implementation and future operation of both vessels; first by establishing their historic context and then by analyzing the feasibility of their future use in terms of tourism, public policy, and infrastructure.