Blount Donates Niagara Prince

Luther Blount, the owner of the small-ship American Canadian Caribbean Lines, is making a most unusual donation. He will give an aging 175-foot-long ship, the Niagara Prince, to Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University and the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston when the ship retires from cruise service on America's rivers this fall. Blount says the universities can sell the boat, reportedly worth about $6.5 million and split the proceeds. Blount graduated from Wentworth in 1937 with a degree in machine construction and tool design and has honorary doctorates from the other schools.

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