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Vintage Glass-Bottom Boat Returns to Spring Lake

The legendary glass-bottom boats of Aquarena Springs, which have plied the waters of the Central Texas landmark since 1946, are returning to Spring Lake, one by one, after being restored and strengthened.

A view downstream from the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Water from the Edwards Aquifer flows from San Marcos Springs …

The legendary glass-bottom boats of Aquarena Springs, which have plied the waters of the Central Texas landmark since 1946, are returning to Spring Lake, one by one, after being restored and strengthened. The vessel known as Boat 1953 arrived on May 20, the first of five renovated boats for which wooden-framed hulls have been replaced with fiberglass composite hulls under the aegis of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment of Texas State University. (Texas State University)

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