Englewood, Florida: Grave Shaped Like Boat

Local fishing industry figure H. H. Bill Ainger (1915-1990) is forever remembered with a grave site shaped like a boat, complete with steering wheel.

Historic Lemon Bay Cemetery

Address:
500 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood, FL
Directions:
West side of 776, just north of 2nd Ave.
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Grave shaped like a boat.

Grave Shaped Like Boat

The historic cemetery has been in operation since the late 1800s. There are several headstones that have pictures of boats. The "boat"-shaped headstone is the most unique. Certainly reflective of Englewood. There are also several hand-carved older tombstones that are interesting. [Shannon Hiser, 08/25/2015]

Boat grave.

Grave Shaped Like Boat

Right on Rt. 776, there is the small, relatively overlooked raised area referred to as Historic Lemon Bay Cemetery. There are about 700 folks, many of them pioneers, buried here and it is the home of an interesting grave.

A walk through Lemon Bay Cemetery beckons visitors to the boat-like gravestone of local fishing pioneer H.H. Bill Ainger. H. H. (Bill) Anger, (b. 1915 d. 1990) was a pioneer in the Englewood fishing industry, which accounts for his unusually shaped grave site. His tombstone is placed inside a concrete boat, complete with steering pedestal and wheel, and tied up to two posts.

[Chrisy Relitz, 01/05/2015]

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