The Grand Princess Riverboat was built in 2008 because of increased demand in the Lansing region for trips along the Grand River.

When the Grand Princess Riverboat returned last week to downtown Lansing for the first time in more than a decade, the response stunned the owner, Chris Chamberlain.

More than 400 people took rides along the Grand River, a total of four round trips, during the June 6 Dam Jam, a music festival that featured 15 Michigan bands.

That outpouring support has the owner already thinking of new ways to engage people with the water this summer.

Chamberlain and River Town Adventures' Paul Brogan have formed a partnership that aims to give people more downtown access to the river than ever before.

Chamberlain said water levels are suitable enough for the Grand Princess to travel at least one route for round trip rides on a daily basis this summer.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.