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    Hey! Now that Gimpy's wrecker isn't there any more we can tow it to Jeff's house. What a great idea. He has a nice shop where we can work.



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    Its on someone property the hull appears to be on the mud
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    Cool, subscribe It will be cool if you guys really go and get her.
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    Hey here some more pictures of what she used to look like.
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    I dont know how to get a you tube video to come up like the first one. So here is the link. this on show the top of the ship.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=S_6eIGCeRo8#!
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    this is only 2hr up stream from me... i'm thinking i might have to go see this
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    She has a welded steel hull so I doubt she is as old as the folk lore states she is, but a cool find anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw4x4 View Post
    JWC- is that you narrating the kayak video? It sounds alot like your voice.
    Nope. not me.

    Quote Originally Posted by southdave View Post
    Heck did you know it was there.. Just think of it edison, had crap there ,that far from your house... in the woods lol
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    Jeff, Do you know if you can drive down that road and hike in to see it? That would be cool.
    I have not seen it personally, but I have probably been as close as 2000 feet from this relic. We occasionally take the sea-doos (personal watercraft) out on the Ohio River for recreation very close to this location.
    I have heard (and confirmed by the kayak video that this is accessible from a stream that empties into the Ohio River.

    Sadly, I think it is in worse shape then the kayak video shows. Look at the pictures in this local news article. It appears nearly submerged, although it may just be high flood water. (This article requires you to subscribe to read it, but the pictures appear to be free.)
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111203/NEWS0103/112040309/Storied-Sachem-wasting-away-Petersburg

    Here is another local story (I think it is the same article as above, but it does not require subscription): http://host.madison.com/test/webfeeds/travel/storied-sachem-wasting-away-in-petersburg/article_e1cd524e-6392-52f6-9e39-72f306e55154.html

    Another news article:
    http://www.kypost.com/dpps/entertainment/ship-lends-ghostly-history-to-paddlefest_6467535

    Here is the website that is supposed to be associated with a saving effort:
    http://www.dandrealarosaartfoundation.org/SachemCampaign.html
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    Ok. I have officially "laid eyes" on this relic.

    I had some spare daylight several days ago, so I did a quick drive-by recon. It is clearly visible from the road. I snapped a crappy cell-phone pic, but it is much more visible than shown in the photo. See red outline I added for reference.

    lost ship.JPG

    It is also much closer to the Ohio River than anticipated. It would be very easy to reach by small watercraft via backwater. Once it warms up maybe we can take the sea-doos out and take a closer look.
    Here are some newer satellite photos I found. Much easier to see in fall/winter when leaves /foliage are off.

    new lost ship 1.jpgnew lost ship 2.jpg
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    I never in a million years, thought you would post a satellite view of the "Crusher compound". I guess your right, keeping the trucks in the barn gives a "normal" appearance to the yard!
    Don't worry about the size difference

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