GRAFTON - Visitors to Grafton Harbor can step foot into one of the many towboats seen every day traversing the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. 

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The flagship vessel from Luhr Brothers, Inc, will be docked at Grafton Harbor Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event organizer Jan DeSherlia said the event should be fun for the entire family. For the price of $2, members of the public will be able to take a tour of the towboat, while speaking to towboat workers and even the captain. 

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"We'll have some shaded areas and cold drinks around the harbor to keep from the heat," DeSherlia said. "We were a bit concerned about the weather and the heat" 

Also occurring this weekend with the Towboat Festival will be a shrimp boil and "Shrimp Fest" held at the Harbor as well as the Grafton Oyster Bar. DeSherlia said the heat has driven most of the event indoors,and she expects a successful and delicious result. 

"Shrimp Fest starts at 11 a.m. as well, and goes until the kitchen closes." 

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