Thanks to the generosity of local steelmaker ArcelorMittal Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks eLCee2 Water Taxi will provide service to passengers free-of-charge, during normal business hours, for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Now in its second season, the 26-foot canopied Crosby yacht provides a connection to/from the East and West Bank of The Flats. The water taxi can accommodate 17 passengers and up to four bikes. The boat is ADA accessible and dog friendly.
With nearby trail connections, the water taxi provides guests greater access to recreational opportunities along the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie.
"Cleveland Metroparks is constantly seeking opportunities to expand connections and enhance access to trails and green space. We want to thank ArcelorMittal for its partnership and centennial gift, which will allow guests to enjoy the water taxi and explore our lakefront," said Cleveland Metroparks CEO, Brian M. Zimmerman.
"ArcelorMittal Cleveland and its predecessors have been making steel on the banks of the Cuyahoga River for more than a century. As Cleveland Metroparks marks its own 100-year anniversary, we come together to celebrate the progress that's been made to protect, preserve and promote a healthy and safe Cuyahoga River. As ArcelorMittal's gift to Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland community, we are pleased to offer free rides on the water taxi this summer, so everyone can enjoy and appreciate this incredible working river," said Eric Hauge, vice president and general manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.
eLCee2 Water Taxi Hours of Operation (weather permitting):
Friday - 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(Extended hours for several events and holidays throughout the season)
For more information on the eLCee2 Water Taxi, including educational excursions and private rentals available during off-business hours, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/watertaxi
Learn more about ArcelorMittal's sustainability and community efforts at usa.arcelormittal.com
Cleveland Metroparks Media Contact:
Director of Communications, Jacqueline Gerling