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Veterans of America

Detroit Chapter 9 

​AKA “LZ motown”

June 2023 

VVA9 Chapter Members and Associates are cordially invited to attend the annual Detroit Princess River Cruise.  For more information please contact Mark Spooner, VVA9 Public Information officer at mispooner@wowway.com

The Detroit Princess has been entertaining Detroit in its current location since 2005, docked just downriver from Hart Plaza, but it has quite an interesting history prior to that. It was originally named the Players Riverboat Casino II and was built in Jennings, Louisiana in 1993. It ran as a Merv Griffin establishment for a number of years, located on the Mississippi River in Metropolis, Illinois

Although the boat may have been built in the Mississippi Delta in the early 1990s, the Detroit Princess has been well received from day one. When researching the options to bring a boat-style restaurant to Detroit, we really wanted to provide something that Detroit that had been missing since the late 1980s. For almost a century the Boblo Boats SS Ste. Claire and SS Columbia entertained Detroiters on the river, but they sadly were sold in 1991. Until the Detroit Princess Riverboat’s arrival in 2005 the riverfront felt a tad bit empty, and we have happily filled the role as Detroit’s premier riverboat experience ever since.


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Vietnam Veterans of America Detroit Chapter 9 Supports numerous Veteran Organizations and Causes.