Abandoned off of Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1987, the ship that is now a favorite destination for kayakers was once an award winning navy ship that served proudly during both world wars. It served as a backdrop in a Madonna video, shuttled Thomas Edison about while he conducted war experiments, and attended Ronald Reagan’s re-lighting of the Statue of Liberty’s torch. So how did this celebrity vessel end up forgotten in the murky depths of the Ohio River?
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This ship really looks like a ghost. It has a very rich hystory. Such 'celebrity vessel' as you've named it, could be a great museum or another cultural project that keeps a lot of interesting secrets.
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