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This Unexpected Footage Explores Ohio’s Own Legendary Ghost Ship

You might be as surprised as I was to find that Ohio holds its very own ghost ship.

Well, sort of.

While it actually came to Ohio from Kentucky, it currently sits in a small creek off of the Ohio River, about 25 miles from Cincinnati, according to Roadtrippers.com. The 186-foot steam-engine yacht is more than a century old and was first launched in April of 1902, as The Celt, by a rich railroad executive. Since then, the ship has been renamed numerous times and owned by multiple individuals throughout its lifetime. The ship has been sitting in its current location since the late 80s, according to Queen City Discovery, a Cincinnati blog, and was last owned by a Lawrenceburg, Kentucky local named Robert Miller who bought it in the late 80s. Check it out.

Whatever the origin of the ship, its unexpected presence is worth a day’s exploration. Being able to say you discovered an abandoned ship in Ohio firsthand seems as if it would be a pretty awesome conversation piece to bring to the table, right?

So, road trip anyone?

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.