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Wreckage of the Steamboat Aunt Polly

Wreckage of the Steamboat Aunt Polly

'The Aunt Polly was Gillette's second houseboat, an oddly long and slender steamboat built in the late 1800s in Brooklyn, N.Y. Gillette, a Hartford playwright who made his name portraying sleuth Sherlock Holmes, intended to live aboard the ship while building a home on Long Island -- until, that is, he motored up the Connecticut River and found the land of his dreams. Work on what would become Gillette Castle -- a name he didn't love -- began atop a hill in East Haddam. The boat was lengthened by 44 feet in 1903 to include a larger salon. The well-appointed vessel, known as a ``little palace afloat,'' included accoutrements like a working brick fireplace and a piano. Guests included Albert Einstein.' http://articles.courant.com/2006-10-30/features/0610300553_1_public-archaeology-laboratory-boat-traffic-connecticut-river

icarus13 This photo was shot on film. Taken by icarus13 with a Minolta XG-1 loaded with Walgreens Photo 35mm Color Print Film 400 film in East Haddam, United States. These tags describe this photo: blurry, castle, woods, wreckage, steamboat, and polly. This photo can also be found in the album Either there is something wrong with the focus or I need new glasses.

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