Historic boat-shaped restaurant in Morro Bay demolished

MORRO BAY, California (AP) — The boat-shaped building that Central Coast tourists found on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay has been demolished.

KSBY-TV reports the quirky structure that most recently housed a restaurant was torn down for redevelopment of the site.

The station says the local historical society wanted to save and relocate the building but structural problems ended that plan.

Society president Glenn Silloway says it was a piece of Americana that he regrets losing.

Local resident Johnnie Bandelian was on hand for the demolition. He says the boat building had been in Morro Bay as long as he could remember.

The building was originally a fish market. Some parts were saved, including a tongue-and-groove wooden ceiling.

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