Forever more and forever moored. We’ve spotted a boat that’s permanently anchored in place on the shore near Seattle.
“The property was originally a boat, the USS Manzanita,” says the listing agent, Lori Holden Scott. The Coast Guard commissioned it in 1906, and it was built in Camden, NJ, and completed in 1908.
In 1917, the ship became part of the U.S. Navy, and it later became a lighthouse tender along the Oregon coast, from 1929 through 1941.
In 1949, the boat was going to be scrapped, when a local librarian and her father bought the stern portion of the vessel.