Mass. city puts ‘ghost ship’ up for auction
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — The city of Newburyport has an offer for sailors looking for a sturdy sailboat, if they’re not spooked by the supernatural.
The city Harbor Commission is holding an online auction for the Endeavour, a 37-foot “ghost ship” it took title to after the owner apparently fell overboard in the Merrimack River last November, never to be seen again despite an extensive search.
Commission Chairman Brad Duffin says the man’s family never came forward to claim the wooden vessel, which appears to be in good shape.
The Daily News of Newburyport (http://bit.ly/125Fq0h ) reported Monday that there had been 24 bidders, with a top offer of $9,110. Bidding is open until May 29 and proceeds go to the city.
Information from: The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), http://www.newburyportnews.com