Canal Boat Operations

Canal Boat
Upcoming Events

Spirit and Spirits Cruise

Date: 06/09/2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

Must be 21 or older

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time- 8:00 p.m

Depart: 8:30 p.m

Haunted History, a Canal Boat Ride, Distilled Spirits and a Tavern Visit. What’s Not To Love?

Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake, for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speak easy’s along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to our point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery and sample spirits made locally. (2 free samples per guest) Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history as we are gathered inside the old historic basement. Next stop is a short walk away to the Miller – Doan Tavern located in yet another historic building. Free appetizers await us at our final destination. Limited spots available, ages 21 and over due to the nature of the event.

Spirit and Spirits Cruise

Date: 08/04/2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

Must be 21 or older

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time- 7:30 p.m

Depart: 8:00 p.m

Haunted History, a Canal Boat Ride, Distilled Spirits and a Tavern Visit. What’s Not To Love?

Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake, for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speak easy’s along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to our point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery and sample spirits made locally. (2 free samples per guest) Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history as we are gathered inside the old historic basement. Next stop is a short walk away to the Miller – Doan Tavern located in yet another historic building. Free appetizers await us at our final destination. Limited spots available, ages 21 and over due to the nature of the event.

Spirit and Spirits

Date: 10/06/2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

Must be 21 or older

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time- 6:00 p.m

Depart: 6:30 p.m

Haunted History, a Canal Boat Ride, Distilled Spirits and a Tavern Visit. What’s Not To Love?

Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake, for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speak easy’s along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to our point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery and sample spirits made locally. (2 free samples per guest) Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history as we are gathered inside the old historic basement. Next stop is a short walk away to the Miller – Doan Tavern located in yet another historic building. Free appetizers await us at our final destination. Limited spots available, ages 21 and over due to the nature of the event.

Spirit and Spirits

Date: 10/07/2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time- 6:00 p.m

Depart: 6:30 p.m

Haunted History, a Canal Boat Ride, Distilled Spirits and a Tavern Visit. What’s Not To Love?

Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake, for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speak easy’s along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to our point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery and sample spirits made locally. (2 free samples per guest) Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history as we are gathered inside the old historic basement. Next stop is a short walk away to the Miller – Doan Tavern located in yet another historic building. Free appetizers await us at our final destination. Limited spots available, ages 21 and over due to the nature of the event.

Canal Boat Operations

St. Helena III Canal Boat Operations

Operating out of the Canal Fulton Canalway Center

125 Tuscarawas Street

Canal Fulton, Oh 44614

330-854-6835

Click here to purchase themed cruise tickets

The St. Helena III canal boat is pulled by two Percheron horses, Dan & Willie, and departs from the Port of Canal Fulton in St. Helena Heritage Park for a one hour ride down the Ohio & Erie Canal. A historian on board provides information on the history of the canal, the boat and the area.

The St. Helena III canal boat operates weekends only in May, September & October and Tuesday through Sunday June through August. Boat rides are at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Call to confirm schedule. Canal boats rides can be cancelled during dry season due to low water levels or during heavy storms.  We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your ride time in order to purchase tickets and view the DVD presentation entitled “Our Canal Heritage” before you board the canal boat.

In addition to public boat rides, the St. Helena III offers a variety of special themed cruises throughout the summer months. Private group charters are also available for groups of 25-55 people.

The City of Canal Fulton is pleased to announce that we now own and operate the St. Helena III Canal Boat.  The Canal Fulton Heritage Society transferred ownership of the canal boat, horses, and related equipment to the City in February 2015.  The City had been operating the canal boat for the Heritage Society since 2009.

Canalway Center Hours:

May to September:

Monday to Friday 10 a.m – 4 p.m; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m-6p.m

April and October: Saturday and Sunday ONLY 10 a.m – 4 p.m

2017 Public Rides Schedule:

Weather-Permitting

Spring:
May 13 – May 28 (Saturday & Sunday only)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

Summer:
May 30th– August 27 (Tuesday through Sunday)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

Autumn:
September 2 – October 15 (Saturday & Sunday only)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

Public Rides Ticket Prices:

Adult ages 18-59 $8.00
Senior  ages 60 & up $7.00
Veteran any age $7.00
Youth ages 6-17 $5.00
Child ages 5 & under Free with paid adult

 

10% discount on public ride ticket price for parties of 10 or more.

2017 Special Event Cruises:

Spirits & Spirits Cruise – $45
w/ Haunted Heartland Tours, MillerDoan Tavern and Canal Spirits
Friday, June 9th – 8:30 p.m
Friday, August 4th – 8:00 p.m
Friday, October 6th – 6:30 p.m
Saturday, October 7th – 6:30 p.m

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
w/ Canal Fulton Players and Canal Grille- $37
Saturday, June 17th – 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 18th – 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 24th- 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 25th- 6:00 pm

Olde Canal Days Festival- Public Ride
Extended Ride Times
Friday, July 14th – 5:00 p.m
Saturday, July 15th – 4:30 pm & 6:00 p.m

Addams Family New Moon –
A Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
w/ Stardust Theater and Canal Grille- $37
Saturday, July 22nd – 6:00 p.m

Andy Griffith Show –
Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
w/ Stardust Theater and Canal Grille – $37
Saturday, August 19th – 6:o0 p.m

For more information call the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330-854-6835

2017 Private Group Charters:

Reservations for private group charters can be made by calling the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330-854-6835 or by sending an email to canalway@cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.  School, community, family or tour groups welcome.

Educational Groups start at $185 (includes preschool, K-12, home school & college groups)

Community Groups start at $250 (includes church, club, family & tour groups)

St. Helena III Canal Boat tickets can be purchased at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center, located at 125 Tuscarawas St. in St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton, OH or by calling 330-854-6835.  Cash, check, and credit accepted.