A group of kayakers came across an abandoned 110-year-old ghost ship 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 it’s current resting place!
This kayaker and some friends came across what looked like an old ship-wreck in a tributary of the Ohio River
They decided to get out and have a look around
The ship turned out to be 110 years old, but still structurally sound enough to explore
Plant life was growing up through the ship
There was some kind of engine machinery there…
It looked like it had been sitting there for decades
The ship has quite the unusual past. Many years ago, it was used as a sight-seeing vessel in New York City
However, it was also repurposed to fight in both World Wars
Thomas Edison once used the ship once for scientific experiments in communications technology.
It even had a cameo in Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” music video.
In the late 1980’s, the ship was taken out of commission, and transported to a tributary near land that belonged to the ship’s owner.
This old rope still holds the ghost ship in place…
It remains there today, rusting and silently watching the passing of the seasons
Images source: viralforest.com