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Ghost Ship
Located in: St. Catharines
Location #2987

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Location Owner: don
Creation Date: 7/27/2011
Last Updated: 12/8/2017

Known as the "Pirate ship", this old girl has been sitting here for a long time. (surprised nobodys posted it till now).

Originally built in Lauzon, Quebec in 1914, it was a St Lawrence River Ferry named "Le Progress".

In '91, it was given a makeover to resemble a 16th century ship, and was renamed "Le Grande Hermine". From Montreal, it moved several times, then was towed to Jordan harbor, where she has been since '97.

Then, in '03, a fire (cant remember if it was arson or accident) burned out the ship, and the wood cladding. It was that winter I had stopped to look at the ship. at that time, there were still pieces of burnt wood imbedded in the ice. (Ill try and scan the old pics I have and add them sometime). I just remember it being so creepy at the time, and didnt wanna go any closer to it than 20 feet.

Since, she has sat here and just continued to rust. Some people apparently wanted to remove the ship, and sink it somewhere as an artificial reef. and others saying to restore it to its former "Pirate Ship" appearance. personally, I think it would make an awesome "Haunted" Attraction. Still creeps me out to this day...

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Status: Abandoned
Category: Other


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