Abandoned in a Watery Grave

Posted by on Monday, February 20, 2017
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The USS Phenakite was a converted yacht that was used by the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945.

The ship carried Thomas Edison and appeared in a Madonna video.

It was left to rust in the Ohio River.

The 56-metre steam-engine yacht was launched in April 1902 as The Celt by a rich railroad executive,

It was last used to ferry tourists around Manhattan for more than 40 years.

The ship traveled up the Hudson, through the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi River and into the Ohio River, before settling in a creek on Miller's property in Northern Kentucky.



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