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Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History

You’re 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 Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
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As they got closer, they decided to get out and take a closer look.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

It 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 Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

It was obvious that it had been here for a while with plants growing all over it.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

It still had some of its machinery.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery
Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

But 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 Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
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It was also used to fight in both World Wars.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
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Thomas Edison once used the ship for scientific experiments in communications technology.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
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It was also in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” music video.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
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In 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 Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

The original rope still holds the ship in place.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History
Queen City Discovery

And the ship continues to remain there today.

Kayakers Discover A 110-Year-Old Abandoned Ghost Ship That Had Quite The History

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

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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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