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Harvey-damaged canal cruisers near Houston bound for Florida

The Woodlands Waterway Cruisers are removed from their dock in front of The Woodlands Mall along I-45, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in The Woodlands. The board of Visit The Woodlands Texas, formerly The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau, unanimously approved the disposal of the six cruisers in August. The boats were heavily damaged during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and haven't been in operation since February 2018. ( Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Six tourist boats in a Houston-area community are getting a new home after being damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

The Houston Chronicle reports the 35-foot Waterway Cruisers from The Woodlands are expected to be repaired and used in Pompano Beach, Florida. A crane this week hauled the boats from the water for transport.

Harvey struck Texas in August 2017, leading to heavy rain and disastrous flooding.

Officials with The Woodlands cited costs and declined to fix all six cruisers, opting for pedal-driven paddleboats in the shape of swans for the Waterway Canal in an upscale entertainment and business district.

The cruisers, originally owned by a development firm, were later donated to the community’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. The boats were now donated to MGS III Consulting of Pompano Beach.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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