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"Ghost Boat"

Meet the "Cuki," a 45-foot sailboat that washed ashore in Melbourne Beach, Florida sometime Monday night. Fox 35 WOFL is calling it a "ghost boat," a title it surely deserves, as it is entirely devoid of life.

It did, however, have mannequins on board. (If you think I'm kidding, simply hop over to Ian Gronosky's post to see.)

The boat is labeled as coming out of New Rochelle, New York, but according to the Fox35 report, "a representative for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said that the boat is registered in Key West and deputies believe it was washed northward by Hurricane Irma and other storms raging through the Atlantic. The Sheriff’s Office has contacted the Coast Guard to track down an owner."

Interestingly, a Google search revealed some information about the boat's owner, including an image of the boat from May 2016 (and the mannequins!) posted to a sailing blog titled "Make Like an Ape Man." In the blog, the author describes the boat's owner Jeff and a dog named Cinnamon as having lived on the boat. I don't know what happened to Cinnamon, but, after a little more poking around, it seems that Jeff is (essentially) fine, or at least not drowned, because he's in jail...

(Photo by Michael Seeley, September 20, 2017, in Melbourne Beach, Florida)

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