The Minnie V. was built in 1906 in Wenonah, which is on Deal Island , located on Maryland 's Eastern Shore. The builder was John B. Vetra and he named the boat after his wife, Minnie. The "V" stands for her last name, Vetra. The Minnie V. has had many different owners and has spent 87 years in the oyster dredging business. In 1981 the boat was rebuilt by Lebourne Smith. In 2010, The Minnie V. joined the Potomac Riverboat Company fleet to provide sightseeing sails; it is also available for private charters.
The 90-minute sail departs from National Harbor, next to the Awakening Plaza and McCormick & Schmicks Restaurant, on weekends only. Tickets are $25 for an adult ticket on the daytime cruise and $30 for the evening cruise.
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Potomac Riverboat Company
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Alexandria VA 22314