support unicef Palm Orbit Rand Shock support unicef

[please login to make this ad block disappear]

Sea kayakers Stumble Upon "Ghost Ship" on Ohio

As reported by Lauren Montemurri for ActionHub.com, several sea kayakers setting off for a trip down the Ohio River re-discovered a maritime poltergeist while paddling: kayaker James Malott and friends came across a modern-day ghost ship....

Who Ya Gonna Call? The "ghost ship" The Celt.
According to the report, the 186-foot vessel is more than 112 years old, and remains almost perfectly intact.

The reports show that it was named The Celt by its 1902 architects and was originally a private yacht. When WWI began, it was commandeered by the Navy and renamed the USS Sachem. The yacht was then outfitted with torpedoes and other weapons to aid in the defeat of German U-Boats.

After the war, Montemurri's research shows that the boat fell into the hands of none other than Thomas Edison, who spent time aboard conducting experiments in New York Harbor before sailing it to the Keys. He then returned it to the Navy, who returned it to the original owner, Captain Jacob "Jake" Martin of Brooklyn, New York, who used it for fishing during the Great Depression.

Once the U.S. entered WWII, the ship was reclaimed by the government and renamed the USS Phenakite. It spent the entire war training soldiers for battle. Its final purpose, Montemurri reports, was as a tourist ferry for the Circle Line company. "Its title," she writes, "Circle V, is still barely visible on the ship's hull. Madonna even filmed her video for "Papa Don't Preach" on the boat deck before it was eventually retired and laid to rest on the Ohio."

The boat was later purchased by a Cincinnati businessman who hoped to restore it, but has remained untouched for more than 30 years in its current position along the Ohio.


Read full story HERE.
Paddling Life News on Playak is © and presented by:

 

Sponsors

Palm

Login to post here

danejackson added a video. 2 hours 1 minute ago

MADE IT BACK TO THE PNW!! [and actually went...

Made the trip back to White Salmon, and this time the sun was out and the weather was warm, so finally motivated to go kayaking!

jblakeney added a video. 6 hours 1 minute ago

O'pen BIC - North American "Un Regatta" - 2019

The 2019 O'pen BIC North Americans brought 90 sailors from Germany to Hawaii to Bermuda and everywhere in between to Mission Bay Yacht Club for tons...

MaurusStrobel added a video. yesterday

Indiana Paddle & Surf Imagevideo 2019

The updated Indiana Paddle & Surf image video.

supzero added a video. yesterday

How to have the best paddle weekend ever in Key...

How to have the best paddle weekend ever in Key Largo, Florida packed full of water-side dining and fisheries paddling, mangrove touring in a...

supzero added a video. 2 days ago

Aztron Sirius Fluss SUP - Unabhängiger Testbericht

Unabhängiger SUPzero Testbericht des Aztron Sirius Fluss SUP. 00:00 Unboxing 13:15 Testfahren 16:08 Fazit 20:53 Abspann Webseite des Herstellers:...

corran added a video. 2 days ago

Pocket Rocket Explained

paul.robertson added a video. 2 days ago

Hurley Classic kayak freestyle festival 2019

Another awesome year at @Hurley Classic. It was great to see so many of you on the water celebrating the thirtieth birthday of the Hurley Classic...

supzero added a video. 2 days ago

Electric Life Guard - Remote Control Simulation

Palm Orbit Rand Shock
See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.