Take a Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Glass City Pearl
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Board at 8:30 PM from the dock directly behind Promenade Park at the base of 1 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo. Parking on the street is free on Saturdays, or for nearest parking, use the ProMedica parking garage on Jefferson for a small fee.
Cruise the Maumee River 8:45-10:45 PM
See the Riverfest Fireworks in style! The new Glass City Pearl has a top speed of around 17 knots and two levels with a climate controlled cabin and pilothouse. Beverages and light refreshments are included with your ticket. You will also enjoy brief commentary on the Eagle Point Colony homes that boast a Maumee River view as you approach Veterans Memorial Park and the Rossford Marina.
Tickets are $40 per person. Up to 6 tickets per order.
Fun Facts About Rossford
By 1900, the Edward Ford Plate Glass Co. was producing six million feet of glass per year thereby eclipsing Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company as the largest manufacturer of flat glass in the nation.
In 1926, Edward Ford adopted a new Belgian technique, known as the Bicheroux process, for casting plate glass through water-cooled rollers. This flat glass production process greatly streamlined production, and, in the 1930s, the plant received an exclusive contract to supply all the glass for vehicles produced by General Motors Corporation.
One of LOF’s largest orders in the 1930s was for window glass for New York’s Empire State Building which used Libbey-Owens-Ford glass exclusively.