Interesting Photo, Amazing !
Greetings from TOKYO.
It went out of business sometime during the winter of 2009.
Very nice and remarkable photo Carl.
nice photo too.
The Ship is gone now.
But there was one organization that tried to save it from destruction.
The MS. FRATERNAL ORDER of POLICE LODGE # 3 attempted to rally and gage interest from local organizations.
However after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, people on the Gulf Coast were rebuilding their lives and homes. The person who owned the land just wanted it removed so the land could be sold.
Hurrican Katrina washed the old gift shop away and it was not going to be rebuilt.
I have several photos of it just before they destroyed it. It took only a few moments.
It was a great photo spot for tourists and identifiable landmark for those seeking directions.
BTW, if you happen to be on U.S. Highway 98 and come to the St. Marks bridge, I suggest stopping for a bite to eat at Ouzts Too? Good fresh seafood.
A storm was heading in from the west when I took this photo. The sky behind me at the time I took this photo was only partly cloudy.
BTW, can you spot the fishing bobber in this photo?
I had been meaning to take photos of this historic gas station for a long time and I finally got around to doing it.
That bird was looking for a handout the entire time we were there. You could get within a few feet of it before it flew off. But the bird would only fly a few yards away, wait until you moved and then flew back waiting for handouts. I got some very good photos of the bird "posing" for me.