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Paul Pless
09-30-2018, 03:55 PM
Saw a wicked cool house/boat on Put-in-Bay last week.

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oznabrag
09-30-2018, 03:58 PM
Can you imagine coming into view of that in the night, in the fog, after several hours of intensely trying to make sense of your location?

Hazard to navigation!

:D

Paul Pless
09-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Former lake freighter, Benson Ford, of the Ford Motor Company fleet of lakers. Launched in 1924, sold for scrap in 1981.

The pilothouse, dining room, parlor, and staterooms appear as they did when the ship was in service. Below, a game room, kitchen, and garage has been added.

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CWSmith
09-30-2018, 04:06 PM
That would be a fun place to live!

Art Haberland
09-30-2018, 04:07 PM
very cool. I envy the owners

Phil Y
09-30-2018, 05:16 PM
Suggestion for the owners. Put in bay.

Paul Pless
09-30-2018, 05:26 PM
it is missing the penultimate 632'. . .

http://shiponthebay.com/images/history2.jpg

Old Dryfoot
10-01-2018, 01:00 PM
Awesomeness! Y>

mmd
10-01-2018, 01:11 PM
Wasn't that posting in a Bilge thread about weird/cool/different houses a year or two ago?

But yes, that is a cool house.

David G
10-01-2018, 01:13 PM
I think it was featured in Fine Homebuilding magazine a while back also. Fun!

Ian McColgin
10-01-2018, 03:55 PM
I don't think they can kedge off.

David G
10-01-2018, 04:09 PM
I don't think they can kedge off.

You should contact them. I bet they'd appreciate someone with your wide and varied experience in the process offering to help. <G>

oznabrag
10-01-2018, 04:28 PM
it is missing the penultimate 632'. . .

http://shiponthebay.com/images/history2.jpg

At that price, why not go for the ultimate?

leikec
10-01-2018, 05:46 PM
I saw that last weekend.

The mooring taxi was fun. The poor kid picked us up and decided to pick up 3 passengers from a Parker moored down the line a bit. The kid tried to throw the taxi into reverse at the last minute, misjudged and hit the Parker pretty hard. Oops...

Jeff C