Here is the listing:
1943 63' mahogany ferry
1943 Rumrunner style wooden boat built by the Miami Shipbuilding Co. seeks new owner. Needs to be re-powered and possibly re-planked. Currently docked in the Gowanus Canal and will need to be moved. 63' by 15', large cabin with separate head and back porch area. The cabin space contains numerous windows for plentiful light, including a large window in the stern side. The head area contains original 1940s drop-down sink with drainage. There are spaces under the main cabin that can be converted into rooms or storage. Large roof area for entertaining. The kitchen area contains a hand-made table which folds into the wall, below which is a claw-foot bathtub with drainage. She's wired for electricity and could be worked for running water and heat.Our beautiful boat started life as a rescue vessel before doing a stint as the Fire Island Ferry. We have put two years of love and work into her, and we hope to find someone who will love her as much as we have. Her possibilities are endless: she could make a wonderful liveaboard, space for entertaining or project boat for someone who loves wooden boats with history. Currently registered in New York State by single owner. Buyer must transport her from the Gowanus Canal at their own expense.
FRANK MINA KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THIS VESSEL, (HE IS NOT VOUCHING FOR ITS CONDITION, HOWEVER):
Capt. Frank said...
She is the "Point 'O Woods v" an ASR (AIR SEA RESCUE) built by Miami Shipbuilding in 1943 the same folks who built the "Fire Islander" in 1942. She was converted to a ferry in 1985 by the same Scopinich family that did the "Fire Islander" in 1952. Design was originally planned by Capt. Patterson and Artie Weiss, long-time captain for the POW Association.---- CAPT FRANK MINA
INSIDE INFO FOR BIDDERS FROM CAPT FRANK MINA:Capt. Frank said...
No one should bid over $52,254. That's what Scopinich charged POW. Oh, plus they took the POW IV as a trade in :-)