The mighty Mystic Belle is a fixture on the downtown Vermilion waterfront. The dimutive vessel that resembles a toy paddlewheel boat can carry more than a dozen people and, if the river is not too high, it can slip under the bridge and even go for a distance upriver to the south. But in either case you get a really good way to see the beautiful homes in the Vermilion Lagoons and hear stories about the people who have lived and worked the river. We took this ride many years ago and Don Parsons now owns and operates the tiny cruise boat but I am happy to report the stories are still great and the ride, on a warm spring day can’t be beat.
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