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A cruise boat owned by two Twin Cities businessmen rests on the St. Croix River bottom after sinking sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning. It took a section of dock owned by Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines with it as it sank. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Cruise boat sinks at Hudson dock

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A 60-foot cruise boat docked along the dike road in Hudson sank to the bottom of the St. Croix River late Thursday night or early Friday morning, Aug. 29-30.


The large houseboat-type craft used by two Twin Cities businessmen for pleasure and to entertain clients buckled a section of the dock it was tied to as it sank. The dock is owned and operated by Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines, which uses it for its Grand Duchess riverboat.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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