Freeport, Texas: Phantom Shrimp Boat

Found abandoned and drifting in the Gulf of Mexico. No one ever claimed it. Now it serves as a park entrance monument.
Address:
430 N. Brazosport Blvd., Freeport, TX
Directions:
On the east side of Brazosport Blvd/Hwy 288, just south of the police station and a couple of blocks north of the football stadium.
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Mystery Shrimp Boat. Phantom Shrimp Boat

The Mystery Shrimp Boat in Freeport.

[Gena, 10/09/2012]

Named "Mystery," the shrimp boat was either found floating in the Gulf of Mexico or sunk in a local harbor -- accounts differ (as they usually do with mysteries). It's had a second life for many years as a tribute to the local shrimping industry.

Phantom Shrimp Boat

The boat was actually dredged up from the bottom of the local harbor. Its owners were known, but they didn't want it as it was rotted and stripped of its riggings. The city wanted a monument to the local shrimping industry and chose the boat because it was free. Not a whole lot to see, but it does make for a good photo op.

[William P Samuel, 08/09/2012]
Phantom Shrimp Boat

This shrimp boat was found unoccupied wandering the Gulf. No one ever claimed it. It sits as a monument to the entrance of the park. I have been in the area 22 years and it was here way before I came to town. Cannot tour it , but can get up close and take pics. There is a plaque stating the exact circumstances of finding the boat...

[ellen leach, 12/24/2001]

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