Date Posted: April 19, 2006
Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University and Wentworth Institute of Technology will assume ownership of a 137-foot cruise ship from Rhode Island businessman.
Luther Blount, Warren, R.I. shipbuilder and owner of American Canadian Caribbean Lines, is donating the M/V Niagara Prince cruise ship to Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The schools will accept joint ownership of the ship, valued at $6.5 million, at the end of its scheduled summer and fall foliage cruises in October.
Blount said it is the first time that a cruise ship has been donated to local colleges.