In America’s long, tangled past, there are mysteries and histories with winding stories.
A group of kayakers recently stumbled upon some of those mysteries when they sought out a suspicious, scary, and inspiring ghost ship with a hundred year history. These adventurers knew what they were looking for, but they didn’t quite realize the depth to which this story went…
A group of kayakers glide their way through the murky Ohio River, keeping their eyes peeled for something out of the ordinary. Then, as they pass under the trees that overhang the water, they are suddenly greeted with the incredible sight they were looking for. An abandoned giant of the past lay there just as it has for many long years. But how did it get there and what led it to such a lonely fate?
In July 2012, a YouTube user known as TheGh0st81 uploaded an intriguing video to the site. It consisted of footage filmed while on a kayaking trip along the Ohio River. In it, the kayakers featured saw something amazing lurking in the water about 25 miles outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Malott, one of the kyackers in the group, said he had heard stories about a mysterious ghost ship run aground in one of the tributaries of the Ohio River. Ever adventurous, he and and his friends decided to grab their kayaks and go take a closer look.
The problem, however, was reaching the abandoned wreck. It was not a hop, skip, and jump away. Arriving at this ghost from the past required a journey. It was a hike across a field followed by a trip down the river.