Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost Ship

Your out with your friends, who also enjoy kayaking. You decide to head out onto the Ohio River for a peaceful day out on the water, but then you discover something that you didn’t even know existed. That’s what happened when these kayakers came across an abandoned ghost ship that was 110 years old. It was in a tributary just off the Ohio River. The photos are cool, but what’s more incredible is the history of this ship, and the things it has seen before its current resting place. Check these photos out.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost Ship
As they got closer, they decided to get out and take a closer look.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIt turned out to be a very old ship. Even though it was very old, it was still strong enough to support them while they explored it.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIt was obvious that it had been here for a while with plants growing all over it.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIt still had some of its machinery.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost Ship

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipBut after a little bit of research, this ship actually has quite the history. Not too long ago, it was used as a sight-seeing vessel in New York City.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIt was also used to fight in both World Wars.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipThomas Edison once used the ship for scientific experiments in communications technology.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIt was also in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” music video.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipIn the late 1980s, the ship was taken out of commission, and transported to a tributary near land that belonged to the ship’s owner. It has rested there ever since.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipThe original rope still holds the ship in place.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost ShipAnd the ship continues to remain there today.

Kayakers Just Stumbled Upon A 110 Year Old Abandoned Ghost Ship

Even though it still sits in the same location, there are warning signs everywhere around it advising trespassers to go away.

If you came across something like this would you be daring enough to climb aboard? Or would you paddle around it as much as you could, then go on your way? I think I would paddle around it but I don’t think I would dare to get onto the ship and walk around. I’m sure my mind would play tricks on me the second I stepped on this ship. It is pretty cool that the owner of this ship had a spot to park it and it’s been there ever since.

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