Ottawa, Illinois: Volvo Island

A 2001 Volvo has been sitting on a tiny island in the middle of a small lake since 2012. Don't try to wade out to it; the water is 40 feet deep.
Address:
US Hwy 6, Ottawa, IL
Directions:
East of town, on the north side of US Hey 6, just east of its intersection with Hwy 71.
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Volvo Island.

Volvo Island

2001 Volvo on an island in a small pond. Location is east of Ottawa on Highway 6.

[Lisa Amidei, 03/31/2018]

The Volvo was placed on the island in January 2012 by Scott Mann. The surrounding lake, formed when water seeped into a strip mine, is 40 feet deep.

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