Ship Shaped Buildings (page 5)

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Navy Operational Support Center
Nashville, TN
Island Village
Port Isabel, TX
The Navy Operational Support Center is partially shaped like a ship. [map]

This Treasure Island Village ship was originally used as a gift shop. It was housing The Gym when this photo was taken in 2011. It now houses Salt Life Beach & Fishing Gear. [map]

More Tennessee:
Titanic (Pigeon Forge)

Mayflower Inn [gone]
Galveston, TX
The Mayflower Inn was a ship-shaped hotel designed by Ben Milam and built in 1941. It was originally known as the "SS Galveston Hotel Court". The building was demolished for condos soon after these photos were taken in 2006. For more, see this website.

Merrimack replica (New Church)

Sinking Ship
Seattle, WA
This parking garage is nicknamed the Sinking Ship. It was designed by Mandeville & Berge and built in 1965. [map]

More Washington:
Steamers Espresso (Blaine)

Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House
Milwaukee, WI
The Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House was built in 1922. Gustorf was a traveling salesman who dreamed of sailing the high seas. He began building the house when he was 52 years old, using plans for a yacht. The boat is 72 feet long and has one bedroom. There is also a 30 feet tall lighthouse. [map]

Fin 'n' Feather Showboats
Winneconne, WI
U.S.S. Tradewinds
Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Fin 'n' Feather Showboats features a simulated riverboat built on the Wolf River. The restaurant opened in 1922 as Korn's Tavern. In 1957, new owners renamed the restaurant and bar as the Fin 'n' Feather. There was a major fire in 1987. The restaurant was rebuilt to look like a riverboat at that time. In 1990, new owners renamed it the Fin 'n" Feather Showboats. In addition to the restaurant, the business features riverboat cruises and private charter cruises. [map]

The U.S.S. Tradewinds was a gift shop with a boat-shaped upper storefront. The building was in use as a tattoo parlor when this photo was taken in 2006. [map]

Ship Shape Car Wash [gone]
Eau Claire, WI
The Ship Shape Car Wash was built from 1986-1987. In 2015, the building was remodeled and is no longer shaped like a ship. For more, see this website.

Devil's Lake Amusements [gone]
Baraboo, WI
Restaurant Miami Deli
Montreal, QC
Devil's Lake Amusements featured go carts and two mini golf courses. This "steamer" looked more like a riverboat to me but I'm no expert on boats and ships. These photos are from 2011. By 2013, the place looked like it had been closed for a while but the ship was still there. It was gone by 2018.

The Restaurant Miami Deli has this giant boat installed in their parking lot. Around 2020, the boat was painted blue and white. It appears to be purely sculptural rather than functional. Does anyone know its history? [map]

More Wisconsin:
Pirate Ship (Bonduel)
Pirate Ship (Lyndon Station)

National 8 Inn Showboat
Casper, WY
National 8 Inn Showboat was built in 1972 as the Showboat Motel. There was originally a sign supported by two smokestacks next to the motel. For more, see this website. [map]

Moose Jaw, SK:
Sukanen's Ship

Kanagawa, Japan:
Hotel Queen Elizabeth Sekitei

For more ships, see my Ship Restaurants section.

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