City Puts 'Ghost Ship' Up for Auctionposted: 5/17/2013
The city Harbor Commission is holding an online auction for 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 said the man’s family never came forward to claim the wooden boat, which appears to be in good shape.
The Daily News of Newburyport reported May 13 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.