HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. (WENY) – After a six-year-long restoration project, the historic “Pat II” boat hit the water in Keuka Lake Friday.

Restoration work was done by a crew of 10 people through the Finger Lakes Boating Museum.

The boat was originally built in 1924 in Alexandria Bay – which is in the Thousand Islands along the Saint Lawrence River; it also served as a tour boat along Skaneateles Lake. It was retired in 1991 and then picked up by the Finger Lakes Boating Museum in 2014.

“It’s a big relief,” said Andrew Tompkins, the Executive Director of the museum. “We’re very excited to get it on the water and everything looks like it’s working properly. It’s an electric motor, so it’s environmentally friendly, so we’re very excited to get it on the water.

Pat II will be open for tours this summer. Information on tickets can be found here.