The four-hour affair was sponsored by the Spokesman-Recorder, the nonprofit arm of the MN Spokesman-Recorder, as well as Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “The Legacy Boat Cruise is a worthy cause,” said Dr. Adrienne Matthews of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “Not only does it support the oldest Black newspaper in the city, it supports education as well [as] the scholarship fund. It is incumbent upon us to support this mission.”
The forecast may have called for scattered showers, but for the third year in a row, the rain was held at bay as the Legacy Boat Cruise set sail for a four-hour cruise down the St. Croix River on August 5. The cruise, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, featured a buffet-style meal with salad, lasagna, […]
Hundreds gathered on the Legacy Boat Cruise, Saturday, August 6 to set sail down the St. Croix. In this photo, Kathy Washington found her groove on the dance floor as KMOJ’s QBear played a mix of old school favorites. Look for more photos and video in days to come.
On Saturday, August 1, friends, supporters and contributors of the oldest African American-owned business in Minnesota gathered at St. Croix Boat & Packet on 525 Main Street South in Stillwater to commemorate 80 years of continuous publication of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) with a riverboat cruise celebration.
The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) celebrated 80 years of service to the community with the Legacy Boat Cruise, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Over 200 supporters and friends of the MSR gathered to sail down the St. Croix River to mark the joyous occasion.
The celebration included remarks from the MN Twins’ Diversity Marketing Director Miguel Ramos, a Congressional Record presentation from Congressman Keith Ellison’s office and a stirring musical performance from The Steeles. See photos by photographer Chris Juhn and stay tuned for the event recap.