Morehouse, New York: Mayflower Ship House

Building constructed as a Mayflower ship replica in the 1920s, with masts, fake decks, prow and stern. Boat structure had a life as a bar, restaurant, tourist gift shop, and now as a private home.

Rt. 8, Morehouse, NY
On Route 8, 30 miles east of Hinckley Reservoir in Morehouse, NY, on the south side of the road, 1/2 mi. west of French Rd. Private property. Visible from street.
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Mayflower Ship House

The house was built in the 1920s and is currently being restored by a single mother who is a Master Gardener. It's a private home, but there are plans to open a cafe.

[Elizabeth J Wood, 09/12/2017]

Back view of the boat-house.

Boat-Shaped House

Another vantage point of the boat-shaped house. We finally went by it again August of 2007 and discovered the view you see from Route 8 is actually the back side of the house. Looks better from that view, though, so not to worry!

[Lisa, 08/24/2007]
Boat Shaped House

This interesting house is shaped like a boat and very eye-catching if you can find it. It's a pretty wooded area so if you're not careful, you will miss it and have to turn we did.

[Lisa, 05/23/2005]

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