Sad End to the Celt

Here’s a link to a video which tells the story of the gorgeous yacht the ‘Celt’. It’s really a cool story.

luxury steam yacht Celt

luxury steam yacht Celt built 1902

Originally owned by a railroad tycoon, used by the Navy a couple of times (WWI and WWII), owned by Thomas Edison, used by the Circle Line for tours around NY Harbor, used by Madonna in a music video and more.

What a cool history for a boat like this. It would be wonderful if someone would fix it up again, but for now it looks like just another sad story of a beautiful ship wasting away in the boondocks. 🙁

3 thoughts on “Sad End to the Celt

  1. I am not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.
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    • Thanks! I’m glad I could help. I’m not sure what you’re referring to when you ask me where I’m getting my information. I found this stuff about the Celt on and then googled it. What is your mission? What more are you trying to learn about?

  2. The ship has an owner. Check out the Raise the Sachem Campaign. The original drawings exist. The ships WWII Captain is still alive. The hull is watertight, but without active power the bilge pumps can only work passively …the LST-325 is in the area so with enough money and some dickering I think it could rise again.

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