DFD believe welding mishap started Boblo Island boat, S.S. Ste Claire, fire

By Shawn Ley - Reporter, Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer, Ken Haddad

DETROIT - One of the old, historic boats from Boblo Island caught fire Friday afternoon at Detroit's Riverside Marina.

ORIGINAL STORY: Old Boblo Island boat catches fire at Detroit marina

Detroit arson investigators believe a welding mishap caused the fire.

Fire crews at the scene said they knew welding was taking place on the boat during the restoration.

One man told Local 4 he had been working on the boat, but he was too distraught to talk about what happened.

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