A 110-Year-Old Abandoned “Ghost Ship” in Kentucky

   09.09.15

A 110-Year-Old Abandoned “Ghost Ship” in Kentucky

I ran across this interesting piece and thought my fellow outdoors people would enjoy it.

Soon after being built, the Celt was a luxury yacht for its wealthy owner.
Soon after being built, the Celt was a luxury yacht for its wealthy owner.

The article outlines the history of this ship, which has had many names and was used for many different purposes, including yachting, anti-submarine duty, hosting Thomas Edison for experimental work, charter fishing boat, and tourist-hauling in New York.

Ferrying tourists as a Circle Line tour boat
Ferrying tourists as a Circle Line tour boat

Purchased by a Kentucky resident for a measly $7,500, she was then sailed west and abandoned in a creek just off the Ohio river, where she’s been peacefully rusting away for more than 30 years.

The images of the old ship today are both haunting and interesting.

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