Renovated tour boat at Lake Ouachita State Park

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Renovated tour boat at Lake Ouachita State Park
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James Wilborn, Assistant Superintendent at Lake Ouachita State Park has sent word of a project that has taken place at the park. The work entails the recent renovation of a 42 foot large tour boat that has been in continuous  operation at the park for the last 25 years.
tour boat

According to Wilborn, the boat was used for interpretive lake tours of Lake Ouachita, the largest lake within Arkansas’s borders. This year the boat was dry-dock and completely renovated by the Arkansas Correctional Industries. Wilborn stated that the boat, which is the largest in the state park fleet, was transported to their facility at Tucker prison in southern Arkansas last winter and while there, inmates completely renovated the boat utilizing skills they had learned while being incarcerated.

Wilborn shared some history about the vessel. ‘This boat had initially been built…

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