Brothers hope previously capsized Kansas boat floats again

PERRY, Kan. (AP) — The new owners of a Kansas cruise boat are hoping it can float again 40 years after a tornado sank the boat and killed more than a dozen people.

A tornado capsized the Whippoorwill paddle boat this month in 1978 on Pomona Lake, killing 16 of the 58 people on board.

Brothers Josh and Matt Abramovitz bought the boat for $4,000 in July 2016 to restore the 45-ton (41-metric ton) craft, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Josh Abramovitz, 28, said the boat's close to seaworthy again after decades of repairs by his family and three previous owners. The brothers hope to get the bo...


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