In its first life, the Kearsarge was a mighty freighter, delivering goods throughout the Great Lakes. After it was decommissioned, it became a favorite destination for good eats on the lake. Today, the Kearsarge has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind office space where amazing ideas come to the surface daily.
Agile Consulting and Software Studio offers a fine-tuned approach to product development that cuts through barriers and maintains focus on delivery. The company is out there daily sharing Lean, Agile, and a pocketful of other philosophies that drive quality. And they practice what they teach every day in their software development studio.
Arras Keathley is a group of branding, marketing and communications experts supporting its clients on everything from everyday execution to the toughest up-all-night challenges. The company helps them to find, shape and share their stories through a variety of disciplines – research, advertising, public relations, social media, direct marketing, merchandising, and sales support/training.
The Kearsarge was built to operate as a charter, delivering freight alongside a fleet of 15 other ships.
The Interlake Transit Company of Cleveland, Ohio sold her to Canada-Atlantic Transit Company of Duluth, Minnesota.
Requisitioned by U.S. War Shipping Administration for conversion to bulk freighter, she was found unfit for service and laid up in the Rouge River in Detroit, Michigan.
Half of the lower hull was rebuilt into a scow known as Sabadash II, which was later renamed No. 225.
The barge No. 225 began the process of being converted into a restaurant by Pufferbelly Restaurants.
On September 15, 1992, she was opened as the Hornblower’s Barge and Grill.
Jim Hickey and Jon Stahl formed No. 225 LLC and purchased the Kearsarge, launching a $1.5 million dollar renovation.
LeanDog and Arras Keathley moved into a vessel that is 20 years older than the Titanic and a part of Cleveland’s lakefront history.
Barge 225 was reborn and christened in a gala event attended by friends, family and Cleveland dignitaries.
Our christening officially kicked off Barge 225’s new life as a place to work, play and celebrate life. Click play and see what’s it’s like to host an event at this 150 ft. floating venue.
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