What’s with the abandoned white yacht at the old Kaiser shipyard?
There’s an abandoned yacht up on cinder blocks at the Columbia Business Center, between the Columbia River and Southeast Hidden Way. Frankly, it’s a bit of a bummer.
It could be a beautiful boat, but the windows are boarded up, and the black paint on the hull is fading. It’s unfinished, though it looks about 80 percent complete from the outside. And it’s been there for a long, long time.
One observant reader, Charles Stookey, submitted a question to Clark Asks: What’s up with that?
“We moved here from Oklahoma 14 years ago,” he wrote in an email. “About once a week, we take a drive downtown and visit the shipyards, the Amtrak station and make it out to Frenchman’s Bar.”
The old boat caught the attention of Stookey, a Navy veteran and railway buff.
“We have seen the abandoned yacht almost weekly for 14 years and always keep an eye out,” he said.