After decades and millions of tourists, Silver Springs to get first glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

A shipyard in Palatka is putting the finishing touches on a new glass-bottom boat for Silver Springs tours. Springs tours in glass-bottom boats have thrilled tourists since the late 1800s. The new boat will be the first able to accommodate wheelchairs and other extra needs. Here is the story of how that boat was first conceived and the long path to finally launching the vessel sometime this spring.