Enjoy a tour of the Chief Uncas with SNHA President Mark Platts

The Chief Uncas is SNHA’s “new” flagship River Discovery Tour Boat! This unique and historic electric boat was built in 1912 for Adolphus Busch, founder of the famous American beer company, to enjoy cruises at his summer estate on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY – the very headwaters of the Susquehanna River. SNHA recently purchased this historic boat from a Busch family descendent and oversaw its loading and transport from Cooperstown to Pennsylvania by Daily Express Inc. of Carlisle. Public tours on the Chief Uncas are expected to begin next summer from our Zimmerman Center for Heritage dock. Acquisition of the Chief Uncas was made possible by generous gifts from Ann B. Barshinger of Lancaster and Doug Hoke and George & Bambi Long of York, with additional support from the National Park Service and PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.

Special Thanks to York Daily Record and Paul Kuehnel for the video. Check out York Daily Record’s full gallery of images here.