It is operated by the non-profit ORSANCO water quality organization for public education purposes (mainly school groups). Someone else can probably answer this better, but I think it runs some public excursions in the summer out of Cincinnati, and income goes to the non-profit. B&B Riverboats (Al Bernstein) provides much of the harbor service that the boat requires. They did run excursions at the 2006 TallStacks. Here is the ORSANCO web site: www.orsanco.org .. that's about all I know.