Fort Morgan Mystery Ship

Hurricane Isaac uncovered more of the Mystery Ship down at mile marker six on Fort Morgan Road. When pictures started showing up on Facebook and media outlets I though it would be fun to go check out!

Photobucket

Mystery Ship (older article)

The roughly 150 foot long, 30 foot wide wooden ship appears to have been powered by steam. One of the artifacts within the perimeter of the ship’s hull appears to be an old water pump. A long pipe runs down the center of the ship, with smaller pipes found near by.

While no one knows for sure what ship this is, historians speculate that the ship was a blockade-runner from the civil war.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

A fun little adventure for the weekend.

Thanks for being up to my silly ideas, e. (At least this one was there unlike the missing covered bridge!)

Advertisements