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The Maids of the Mist fountain, located along the bluff in St. Joseph, is pictured earlier this summer.

ST. JOSEPH — The Maids of the Mist fountain in St. Joseph has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, with restoration work delayed due to supply shortages.

The St. Joseph City Commission last year approved a proposal from McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory of Oberlin, Ohio, for the renovation and restoration of the fountain at a cost of $178,639 to be paid out of the Capital Improvement Fund, with the work to begin this month.

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The Maids of the Mist fountain, located along the bluff in St. Joseph, is pictured earlier this summer.

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