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Old 01-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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This gives liveaboard a whole new meaning

What a great idea and beautifully done!!

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Very Cool

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Old 01-27-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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Very cool! I can dig it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
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That is awesome!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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That is great! I could live aboard that....and I'm sure the Admiral would, too. She just called it "beautiful!"
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #6
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Reminds me of the 2 houses in Encinitas, CA
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
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There's about 20' of water right up to the shore. So we used to come right up close when the kids were small. Got quite a kick out of it

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #8
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Super spiffy!

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #9
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Impressive, for sure. And here I thought the use of the bridge and wheelhouse of the wrecked Star of Canada, and converted into a home, long a talking point in my city of birth, Gisborne, in NZ, was really something. Actually, I see now it has been moved, and made into a Maritime Museum...that's cool...

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:35 AM   #10
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Very cool
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:41 AM   #11
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The Benson Ford is a great place and plus there is a wonderful around it as well.

It sits at the mouth of Bass Island off of Put-in-Bay Island. The wife and I have spent the night on it once, years ago. It was pretty cool for her because she had never been on a Ore Boat before. As for me, well I sailed the Great Lake so it was old hat to me but I did have a great night with the wife tho! LOL

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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The boat(?) is on the West side of South Bass island. We love taking guests by there when we head to Put-In-Bay. People riding the Jet Express from Port Clinton can see it, but not up close. I didn't know it was available for tours. I had heard that the owners wanted to do a B & B with it, but the site is land locked, with only an easement for a driveway from the neighbors. Said easement would not allow a commercial operation. Too bad, it would be a real treat.

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:56 PM   #13
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Benson Ford was featured recently on HGTV. Very interesting.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #14
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There is a bridge of a ship on Point No Point Road in Washington State made into a small house.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:14 AM   #15
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That interior is definitely high class. Beautiful leather sofas, deep rich wood with wonderful grain. The stateroom is just ...Ahhhhhh. Sit back with a drink and relax. We're from Cleveland and haven't been there yet. We have a daytrip planned for the Lake Erie Islands this summer. We'll just have to swing by there and check her out.

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