Swan Paddleboats at The Woodlands Unveiled Post-Harvey

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by The Associated Press, August 13, 2018

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area community has opted for paddleboats in the shape of swans to replace waterway cruisers damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey nearly a year ago.

The Houston Chronicle reports the long-necked versions were introduced Tuesday at The Woodlands. The 10 pedal-powered swan boats are available for rental on the Waterway Canal.

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Officials with The Woodlands Township say the canal is one of the area's prized assets and popular with tourists and the locals.

The six original waterway cruisers were a mainstay for years. Heavy rain blamed on Harvey essentially destroyed the electrical systems.

Township leaders in December returned just one of those boats to service, but later cited costs and mechanical issues and turned to swan-shaped paddleboats. The new boats were purchased at a cost of $57,000.

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