I’ve been covering ferries for 10 years and never heard about this one, the M/V Olympic, which showed up for sale on eBay. You’ve still got two days to bid. Just $199,500.
Islanders might know about it because it’s been sitting in Eagle Harbor for about a decade. It used to be owned by Washington State Ferries, but was retired in 1997 and is now owned by the Pacific Marine Foundation.
Built in 1937, the 207-foot boat could carry 55 cars and 605 passengers. It’s in lay-up status now, but all of its machinery supposedly still works.
“She is an ideal candidate for high-end camp, hotel, corporate training retreat or exclusive events center,” the description says.
The possibilities are limitless. If you’ve got a couple hundred thou laying around, stop by Ace, pick up some sandpaper and paint, and go for it.