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Prairie Lily vandalized while docked on South Saskatchewan River

An owner of the Prairie Lily says repairs worth thousands of dollars have to be done after the riverboat was vandalized in Saskatoon. Phillip Bollman / Global News

The owners of the Prairie Lily are looking at thousands of dollars in damages from vandalism earlier this week.

A broken security camera notified Saskatoon police of the incident at around 2:30 a.m. on April 16.

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Vandals broke windows, threw equipment in the water and caused other damage to the riverboat while docked on the South Saskatchewan River,

“The police, actually the bicycle patrol, had heard the alarm from downtown here and they came down,” Prairie Lily owner Mike Steckhan said.

“The commissionaires were already here, but whoever it was managed to run away and escape before they arrived.”

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Steckhan said he has spent over $5,000 to repair the vessel, including ordering custom windows.

The damages won’t delay this upcoming season’s cruise schedule slated to start on May 10.

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