"Mystic Isle" 242004

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dc.contributor.author Unkown
dc.coverage.spatial Great Lakes (North America) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1942-1986 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-01T18:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-01T18:10:05Z
dc.date.created 1942
dc.date.issued 2018-02-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/187646
dc.description The "Mystic Isle" was the first all steel, all welded passenger boat of its kind on the Great Lakes. 103 feet long and 32 feet wide the "Mystic Isle" could carry 335 passengers and 20 automobiles. It was built in 1942 by the Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin for the Erie Isles Ferry Company. The passenger vessel made daily trips from Catawba Island to Put-in-Bay, Ohio. In winter the vessel was docked in Sandusky, Ohio at the Jackson Street Pier. In 1950, the "Mystic Isle" was sold to Fishers Island Ferry District of Connecticut where they retained ownership until 1978. In 1978-1979, the "Mystic Isle" was purchased by Blount Marine Corporation and then Donald Marshall 1979-1979 when it was rebuilt and changed from a passenger ship to a fishing craft. During the same year, 1979, the "Mystic Isle" was sold to Starboard Navigation Company Ltd. and was registered as a small freight hauler out of Panama. On one of the voyages to Miami, the "Mystic Isle" was seized by United States Customs officials for transporting marijuana into the country from the Bahamas. After the seizure the vessel was held in storage where it became in serious disrepair. Because the vessel would never be "sea worthy" again, it was decided by the Environmental Resource Management that she would make a good artificial reef. On May 30, 1986, the "Mystic Isle" found a new home as part of the Key Biscayne Artificial Reef Site. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof FR-2 en_US
dc.subject Great Lakes (North America) en_US
dc.title "Mystic Isle" 242004 en_US
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dc.contributor.institution Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center en_US

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