Thursday, September 6, 2012

Look Who Just Keeps Showing Up

Here, on our beautiful Alabama beaches, we just keep getting a visit from this ole guy. It's a 150 foot mystery ship, that Mr.CC and I just had to see, up close and personal. So, today we made that visit to see a little bit of history.

This is actually the fourth time parts of the wreckage have become visible over the years, after it first made an appearance following Hurricane Camille in 1969. It reappeared in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan and again in 2008 after Hurricane Ike. It was very interesting to view how these wooden ships were made, many years ago. You just don't see, this kind of work anymore. This is the most visible it has been in recent years. Eventually the shifting sands will pull it back under the beach, where it will slumber until another storm is powerful enough to bring it back to the surface. I hope you enjoy viewing it from my pics...next best thing to being there with me.
                                         Blessings,
                                            Linda

                             I am so glad that he is not
                                    in my front yard!
                       Now, look that this beautiful old wood.





                          Lots of wood and steel.






                       More parts from the ship are
                             still out in the water.



 
 

                         I sure hope we don't see him again
                                    for a long long time!
             If you want to read more about  this ship...click below

 http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/04/hurricane-isaac-once-again-unearths-alabama-mystery-ship/#ixzz25eADRJLt


Linking up here...
Treasure Hunt Thursday


 

48 comments:

Mandy Jean said...

That is so cool!!!

Mandy

Jennifer said...

Very cool! My son would love it.

Pamela said...

That is beyond awesome!! My boys would love to have seen that. I'll have to show them. Thanx for sharing!

Pamela said...

Please link this up to THT !:) I know you party with me already but this one is way cool Lnda!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is amazing, Linda...I'm so glad you shared it with us!

Shabby French Country Cottage Basement said...

That is a very interesting and dangerous piece of history. I bet a lot of people get injured on that.

Donna said...

I saw this on the news and wondered if it was close to you! What a piece of history. What will be done with it?
Hugs
Donna

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Linda, this is really fascinating!! And it just washes up like that?!

Brenda said...

That is so amazing! Wonder how far out it sits when it's out in the water? How do they put it back out to sea?
Great story!
Brenda

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Amazing! My husband loves stuff like that I will have to show him this tonight. Even more amazing that it is allowed to just drift back out to sea. Very cool!

Brenda said...

ohhhhh - I just read the article. It is usually buried, not under water!!! Fascinating! You just never know what's underneath when you're walking across a beach.
Brenda

Kathy from DoubleNickelsandBeyond said...

Hi Linda,
My initial thought was, wow, that is cool! I'd love to see it. Then after reading the news article, I can see how it also poses a potentially major problem for the land owners. But to wake up after a big storm and look out and see it, WOW!

Pam said...

That's amazing. It's like a little gift that keeps coming back to you. Not sure I'd like it on my beach though - when it gets buried again I'd constantly be thinking that I was walking on top of it.

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PURA VIDA said...

what an incredible occurrence...I love a good mystery and the history behind it! I'm surprised some restaurant person has not taken it apart

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Oh, I've been wanting to go down and see this! I'm so glad your photos turned out great, and it's the best I've been able to see it.

What else do you think is buried deep beneath the sand? Pirate treasure???

There's always something interesting in our neck of the woods!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Thanks so much for sharing this story and photos, it's just amazing.

Miss Kitty said...

Linda, thanks so much for sharing all of your gorgeous photos of this mystery boat. I had seen a TV report on it but of course they did not show all the interesting close ups and angles that you have with this post. I heard that historians do not agree on what boat this actually is. I saw your post over at "Treasure Hunt Thursday"...this boat looks like it might have been USED to hunt treasures!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is amazing! Love the photos you took! It reminds me of a dinosaur skeleton...all long and laid out like that! Very cool!
xo Linda

Y Mama said...

So cool. I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We have a putt putt course that does the same thing in the winds and sand of Jockeys Ridge. Sometimes you can just see the top of the castle and other times much much more. But it's fun to show my kids!

Maria Elena said...

This is the coolest thing I have ever seen! Amazing!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

If only it could share it's stories with us all! The wood is beautiful, I would love to have some.I am surprised that the City doesn't haul it off to another home.Thanks for showing it to us~Cheers Kim

Honey at 2805 said...

This is so interesting! Just think of the stories it keeps secret and the ghosts it harbors!

Anne said...

Wow that is amazing!!!!
xx
Anne

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

That's insanly cool!!


Jan @Door251

Cecilia said...

That is so cool! I had no idea these were even there where storms could expose them like that. Wow, absolutely fascinating!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I've seen this story on the news. I think it is fabulous!! Too bad there has to be a hurricane in order to see it. Wonderful phenomenon! To imagine all the wood looking so good after years in the ocean. Amazing!

Gracie's Cottage said...

How cool! Maybe you could sneak out and pull off a few planks of that beautiful wood!

Jan

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Thank you for sharing. What incredible power the storm must have had to bring that up.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

WOW...that is amazing!!! So cool...thanks for sharing it with us...wish I could see it in person :) Laurel

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What an awesome relic. I'd love to see that in person.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very fun! There's one at Ft Stevens on the Oregon Coast. It's so interesting to see old boats/ships like that.

Great pictures!
Pam

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW, that is so cool Linda. Lots of history right there. Must have been amazing in person.

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

"I am so glad he is not in my backyard." Can you imagine??!!! But what a neat thing to experience. Thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

That is actually pretty cool to see! It almost looks like old bones...I guess technically they are the bones of the ship, huh. My kids and hubby would be all over something like this...they love history. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Angie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, how interesting is that!!! I would be so tempted to start taking that old wood...Hum great for signs, weren't you tempted!

Carol

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! That is a little scary to me, but oh so interesting. The force that it takes to bring something that big and heavy to shore is scary too!
I really want to love this but I have to admit, I am a bit wigged out!! Maybe, it would help to see it in person!
I am going to read about it now - maybe I will love it when I found out more about it! : )
Have a great weekend - WAR EAGLE!!!
Rhonda

karen@somewhatquirky said...

This is awesome. Would love to have the wood from that hull! But all that metal is a little scary....great post!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Wow, how cool is that? Won't find one of those in our neck of the woods! It's amazing that they have it narrowed down to three ships. It must be a little tricky trying to identify it with so little left... it's amazing that there is as much there as there is. TFS! :)

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

So fun to read about this local legend. That wood is beautiful. I can't believe this huge wreck gets covered by sand and disappears.

SweetPepperRose said...

It's beautiful!, and yet dangerous on the beach with those spikes sticking up. It would seem to me that some organization would dig it up and place it in a museum, like they did The Hunley over in Charleston SC. Looks as if so much of the hull is still in tact.

Holly said...

Linda- In a way it's kind of creepy to see a wrecked ship like that on the beach but in another way - I think it's cool. Can you have a piece of that wood? Thanks for commenting on my foyer table... :) "outside" the box is right!

stefanie said...

that is so cool!!!! the coolest thing is that the sand will bury it again!!!!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"I (((LOVE))) that"! I would KEEP IT! I am romancing thousands of uses for that and I would never pass up an opportunity to own HISTORY! My garden is full of "STORIES" like this, BUT you certainly have me beat with this BEAUTY!
Have a FUN week exploring,
Big Hugs,
Donna

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This is so cool! I love stories like this. I didn't realize how big it was. Thanks for sharing your photos. They turned out great!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a neat ship--I love beautiful old wooden ships, and this one is quite a character!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

How awesome, I love beach finds like this

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

How awesome, I love beach finds like this

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