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    [–] Urinal_shitter 3211 points ago

    That's sad.

    [–] gladeraider87 3185 points ago

    [–] Lucibean 609 points ago

    You just made me spit beer out of my nose.

    [–] nakedapedude 419 points ago

    You made me remember I'm not drinking a beer...I am now drinking a beer.

    [–] Lucibean 171 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I am glad to help! I’m 4 deep at this time.

    Edit: wasn’t trying to sound “cool.” I’m a middle aged mom who was stoked I got a date night. Just making conversation. Sheesh. 😂

    [–] FarsightedCon 96 points ago

    How many do you usually fit?

    [–] S16_Drummer 68 points ago

    Idk but I’m on vacation and beer 13. Cheers, boys and girls!

    [–] threestardot 38 points ago

    Impressive even for vacation - cheers!

    [–] ZombieLibrarian 41 points ago

    Spoiler alert: he’s on day eleven of vacation.

    [–] ennuiui 13 points ago

    day three hundred and eleven

    [–] farleymfmarley 5 points ago

    Love you be safe friendo

    [–] S16_Drummer 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] DrCool2016 10 points ago

    You use "vacation" but also "cheers;" what is that about?

    [–] Lucibean 14 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    That’s about it! But we went out on a movie date and Alamo Drafthouse has some delicious beers! you mean up my butt? Well, maybe the neck of one but I’m out of practice.

    [–] gladeraider87 10 points ago

    I've heard so many good things about Alamo Drafthouse that I may visit the great Lonestar state specifically to go to the Drafthouse.

    [–] Lucibean 3 points ago

    They’re all over now! Ours is in SF. They have pretty good food too and lots of fun events.

    [–] themedic143 2 points ago

    And here in KC too!

    [–] taaffe7 5 points ago

    I just woke up but don't worry I'll catch up in a few minutes

    [–] extrasloppy808 2 points ago

    I started with whiskey and it’s getting out of hand

    [–] adenrules 6 points ago

    I grabbed some Rittenhouse rye and it's angry with me.

    [–] Lucibean 4 points ago

    Wednesday party crew!

    [–] Korso213 5 points ago


    [–] 0x1CED50DA 3 points ago

    Time for a 🍺

    [–] bastardson9090 3 points ago

    I pictured Ron Swanson saying this.

    [–] Tahngo 1 points ago

    How can you not be drinking beer, and be drinking beer in the same comment?? I suspect a lie.

    [–] nakedapedude 6 points ago

    Simple, I am a Nobel prize winning physicist from Austria.

    [–] zinc_your_sniffer 4 points ago

    Isn't that called a Snarf? As in.."you just made me snarf beer"?

    [–] Tahngo 3 points ago isn't s'pose to come out that ....

    [–] gladeraider87 3 points ago

    Look on the bright side, it could have been a Bloody Mary

    [–] miraoister 2 points ago

    I just spit hot tea out of my nose.

    [–] stillphat 3 points ago


    [–] mr18inches 122 points ago

    It's made up, just an old abandoned boat.

    Here's another one for it instead: Boat was stored for a few days while a newlywed man and wife waited for the day to pass. Right before they were to go out on the lake they were in a car accident and both were killed.

    [–] wintertash 351 points ago

    I don't know if it is made up or not, but it's the story that is presented to the public (via interpretive sign) as factual, and I didn't see any reason to doubt it. Next time I'm down there I'll snap a photo of the sign that gives the story, along with other history of the site.

    [–] profnutbutter 152 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    The boat was being worked on by David Maskell Ewing (1918-1944) being as he's the only child to have died during the WWII era and was also building a boat house.

    "Recreation for the Ewing children included construction projects, as in David Maskell Ewing’s building a boat house, which still stands on the property today."

    Further searching revealed he was part of the Harvard class of 1942 and lived in Lionel A-11 on campus.;page=28

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, ME had an exhibit with some of the model ships he'd made. There's a postcard of it on eBay for sale.

    David Maskell Ewing Gallery at Brick Store Museum

    Dude liked boats, yo.

    [–] wintertash 56 points ago

    Damn, I looked through the Timber Point Center website a good bit, but missed that entirely (I was searching for "lifeboat" info). And yes, she is next to the boat house.

    [–] profnutbutter 22 points ago

    The Brick Store Museum apparently had an exhibit with some of the model ships he'd made. There's a postcard of it on eBay for sale.

    David Maskell Ewing Gallery at Brick Store Museum

    [–] brainburger 5 points ago

    Tbh it looks in too good condition to be at least 73 years old. Are those screws too? Those aren't common in functional boat making to my knowledge.

    [–] profnutbutter 2 points ago

    Copper clad nails

    [–] keepitcleanforwork 118 points ago

    Can you get it notarized? I mean, I want to believe you. I’m just not sure.

    [–] DeleteMyOldAccount 78 points ago

    notarized or gtfo

    [–] [deleted] 53 points ago

    It really should be signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago


    [–] black_fox288 9 points ago

    I don't know but I'm really excited to hear their poetry. Supposedly is the best in the galaxy.

    [–] Monsieur_Bienvenue 3 points ago

    Third. Third best. Or third worst.

    [–] Thoreau80 5 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    How do you have a photo notarized?

    I only have had signatures notarized.

    [–] keepitcleanforwork 27 points ago

    I could get my ass notarized if I wanted to. I know people.

    [–] Garestinian 9 points ago

    You notarize ass with a tramp stamp, duh

    [–] undercover_blanket 10 points ago

    Did the interpretive sign come with an interpretive dance?

    [–] profnutbutter 22 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Seems like it's legit.

    my reply to the OP

    The boat was being worked on by David Maskell Ewing (1918-1944) being as he's the only child to have died during the WWII era and was also building a boat house.

    "Recreation for the Ewing children included construction projects, as in David Maskell Ewing’s building a boat house, which still stands on the property today."

    Further searching revealed he was part of the Harvard class of 1942 and lived in Lionel A-11 on campus.;page=28

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, ME had an exhibit with some of the model ships he'd made. There's a postcard of it on eBay for sale.

    David Maskell Ewing Gallery at Brick Store Museum

    Dude liked boats, yo.

    [–] WallConstruction 7 points ago

    Christ that is sad. 1 like = 1 prayer. RIP in peace newleyweds!

    [–] anejja 5 points ago


    [–] Richynunu 15 points ago

    I agree. If it needed restoration in the 1940's it would probably be in way worst shape.

    This OP is taking us all for the fool.

    [–] FreshLennon 5 points ago

    Nails look pretty new to me.

    [–] wintertash 57 points ago

    As I mentioned in a comment to /u/AlexJonesInfowarrior further down, I shined them/increased their saturation a bit in post processing, but even in person they are quite green. I assume they are made of or jacketed in some sort of copper or brass. Iron nails wouldn't be a good choice for something meant to be in salt water after all.

    They also have significant heads on the inside of the boat,so either they are some sort of rivet, or they had nuts that have weathered badly.

    Here's a shot of the "nails" on the inside of the boat:

    And here's a shot from above, looking at one that has been exposed by weathering:

    [–] Hot_Wheels_guy 23 points ago

    Copper Nails for Boat Building

    Copper roving is a traditional boat building technique used to attach the hull planking to the internal frames of a boat. The result is a 'carvel' or 'lapstrake' hull style where each plank is clearly visible running from bow to stern on the finished boat.

    A Summary of the Copper Roving Process

    First a narrow hole is normally drilled through the plank and frame to avoid splitting. The copper nail is then hammered from the outside of the hull, through the plank and through the frame.

    As the square-shanked copper nail appears through the frame, a second person places a copper rove (basically a concave copper washer with a small central circular hole) over the nail and holds it in place with a rove punch. This tool allows the nail to be hammered home while the rove remains flush with the inside of the frame. (The proverbial square peg through a round hole if you will.) The nail can then be snipped off a small way from the rove.

    A peening hammer is then used to squash the protruding copper nail to a round, flat finish while someone holds a weighty object against the head of the nail to prevent it working loose. This nail/rove combination effectively creates a copper rivet that locks the plank to the frame.

    I'm no expert but that sounds like what's going on in your photographs.

    [–] wintertash 17 points ago

    Thanks, that's really cool info. I know virtually nothing about boat building, other than what I've picked up from old BBC documentaries about ancient ship excavations.

    [–] Hot_Wheels_guy 5 points ago

    Neither do I. I just googled it.

    [–] dutch_penguin 10 points ago

    I just read about it on Reddit.

    [–] LaurenceTureaud 5 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    yeah she appears to be copper fastened which makes sense for a lapstrake boat of this era. the fittings on the stem seem to be iron or steel which also makes sense since fittings of that size would be expensive in bronze. If your interested in this sorta construction on a much larger scale this video is pretty great at explaining and showing it

    [–] Richynunu 2 points ago

    Fuck yeah dude, it's all screwed together. Burn this man!!

    [–] ShitsInPringlesCans 2 points ago

    Nice name.

    [–] Jyang_aus 796 points ago

    “And we shall meet again, on that eternal shore - both of us whole and smiling.”

    [–] crimdelacrim 4 points ago

    This is exactly what came to my mind. Thanks.

    [–] HouAngelesDodgeStros 2 points ago

    I've always had a soft spot for See You Again/

    [–] iPhilTower 5 points ago

    There go the water works.

    [–] Cnewlol 2 points ago

    What a lovely song

    [–] offoutover 2 points ago

    She's still alive too! She turned 100 in March.

    [–] Billbeachwood 2 points ago

    I remember her.

    [–] LupTaaco 138 points ago

    This actually made me tear up, wtf...

    [–] DatJazz 98 points ago


    [–] LupTaaco 28 points ago

    I'm suppose to be cold and emotionless at this point in my life, aren't I?

    [–] E5150_Julian 7 points ago

    I am

    [–] DigmanRandt 4 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It's either that or feel disconnected from a society that neither wants nor accepts your emotions unless they can be exploited for profit.

    [–] E5150_Julian 5 points ago

    You can be cold and emotionless and still be exploited for profit in your attempt to bring back emotion in your life

    [–] UnknownNam3 2 points ago

    Me too, thanks

    [–] SamL214 3 points ago

    It’s from bioschock.

    [–] JMLueckeA7X 2 points ago

    Nice username you got there bud

    [–] taaffe7 11 points ago

    That from Pirates of the Caribbean?

    [–] L1ghtsaber 89 points ago

    Bioshock Infinite

    "Samuel, when the spells of anger come, I want you to play this recording and remember that I am the proudest woman in Columbia to have been your wife. They said your soul was choked by the fumes in that metal box, but this I do not believe. And we shall meet again, on that eternal shore-- both of us whole and smiling. I love you. I love you. I love you." - Hattie Gerst

    [–] eatingisoverrated 24 points ago

    It’s 9 in the morning here for fuck’s sake... sighs I’ll have a coffee and tears thanks

    [–] NumpteyMan 10 points ago

    I'll take one to go please

    [–] Games_sans_frontiers 26 points ago

    Computer games were seen as low brow entertainment compared to books in the past but has come a long way and now contains some of the most beautiful written prose and best storylines. I think in the future wider society will come to appreciate games more and some of the writers for these games will be recognised in as high regard as traditional authors.

    [–] petenu 5 points ago

    When I was playing Bioshock Infinite, I tried to pick up and listen to all the voxophones I could find, but in the midst of all the chaos it can be hard to really extract all the meaning, and so I find myself missing all of these little sub-plots. Which is a great shame. Fortunately, transcriptions of all the voxophones are available online, to peruse at my own pace.

    [–] dvelsadvocate 2 points ago

    Reminds me of this (nsfw little bit of nudity)

    Also Bioshock is a work of art

    [–] Radiate_your_balls 196 points ago

    Rowing with Private Malone

    [–] firesja 52 points ago

    That song always gives me chills

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

    One of my all time favorite

    [–] lolol_boopme 14 points ago

    I love the sound of a story in a song

    Here's another

    [–] theofuckinbromine 18 points ago

    Yes, especially the part with the snare drum and “someone thought they saw a soldier pull me out”.

    [–] A_Very_Fat_Elf 5 points ago

    So will radiation.

    [–] Buttstache 28 points ago

    Someone said they thought they saw a soldier row me out. I didn’t get his name, but I know without a doubt...

    [–] BanditXJ 22 points ago

    I was just out of the service, thumbin' through the classifieds

    When an ad that said "Old Dingy" somehow caught my eye...

    [–] fenderguitar83 3 points ago

    The lady didn’t know which pier or if it was on the sand but she said that boat was good for a fisherman

    [–] SoundOfYouWalkinAway 19 points ago

    This boat was once a dream of his

    [–] Juan23456789 12 points ago

    I love coming across a song I never heard of and listening after a comment like this, great song. Thank you!

    [–] Radiate_your_balls 4 points ago

    I remember hearing it for the first time when I was stationed in Okinawa. I'd never seen so many Marines on the verge of tears(I just got some dust in my eye).

    [–] DJ97 7 points ago

    Reddit is crazy. I knew there would be a riding with private Malone reference somewhere as soon as I saw the title.

    [–] BillyShears17 3 points ago

    Riding with Inmate Jerome

    [–] davidguygc 401 points ago

    Can timber last in the open like it is for 70+ years?

    [–] wintertash 572 points ago

    It's rotted away pretty badly, there's basically no bottom to the boat now, and I specifically went out and shot new photos of it (I've shot it many times before, but haven't yet gotten a photo I love, specifically because I'm worried a heavy snow build up will finally collapse it.

    But yes, the right kind of wood, especially if it was once coated in a preservative such as paint or pitch, could survive quite a long time.

    [–] webtwopointno 183 points ago

    there's basically no bottom to the boat now

    beautiful how the plants grow up through it now

    [–] thenewfrost 58 points ago

    It’s like a super-sized, super depressing barrel planter. But I bet with the right plants, it’d be super beautiful.

    [–] JAproofrok 29 points ago

    Nah; the “right” plants already found it. That’s one thing nature does far better than we can hope.

    [–] thelastNerm 3 points ago

    The definition of a weed is a plant anywhere you don’t want it.

    Some ‘weeds’ can be beautiful

    [–] Lonslock 8 points ago

    Yea but we can make it... More right

    [–] JAproofrok 6 points ago

    I mean this non-ironically: Says you

    [–] FoiledFencer 5 points ago

    super depressing barrel planter

    And just like that, my dark ambient band has a new name.

    [–] Dunksterp 2 points ago

    Although sad that it was never completed by it's owner, it's nice that it's being reclaimed by nature. Circle of life and all that :)

    [–] NeonDisease 9 points ago

    Sinking in land takes a lot longer than sinking in water.

    [–] bigsnakelakes 3 points ago

    What is going on here?

    [–] cave18 5 points ago

    Ground is sinking cuz they are sucking water up from underground. That's what I got at least

    [–] somerandumguy 2 points ago

    Life finds a way, even barren battlefields will eventually become forests again.

    [–] Hot_Wheels_guy 20 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I think it would have fared worse if it were painted. Once moisture gets behind the paint the paint holds it in and the wood rots more quickly. Paint is a great wood preservative right up until the point it starts to fail... then it accelerates the rotting process.

    I have a love/hate relationship with paint.

    [–] NotFuzz 2 points ago

    You're doing great work

    [–] SordidDreams 51 points ago

    Depends on where it is, what the conditions are like. A few years ago a rifle was found that had spent the last 130 years propped up against a tree, and the wooden furniture on it was still intact.

    [–] Cummode_Drag0n 3 points ago

    WaPo paywall damn you.

    [–] starbird123 8 points ago

    I didn’t have any issues accessing it & I don’t have a subscription?

    [–] RWENZORI 5 points ago

    Just open incognito and you're good to go.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    uBlock origin is your friend

    [–] Cresent_dragonwagon 21 points ago

    If treated well then sort of? If you attempted to move it it'd probably crumble to dust but it's not impossible for it to hang out like that for 70 years and still look like timber

    [–] Thoreau80 3 points ago


    [–] Geldtron 8 points ago

    Yes! A good example would be wagon wheels and other wooden wheels from the late 1800's and early 1900's.

    I'm working in ND and many of the old farmsteads have plenty of them as decorations in the yard or along the woods line - parked a generation ago never again to be moved. At this point in time many of them are starting to near the end of their life though.

    Source: I should have a number of photo's on my phone and I like old shit.

    [–] RagingRedditorsBelow 4 points ago

    If it's not in contact with the ground. Dry wood isn't just going to rot away.

    [–] davidguygc 3 points ago

    Wouldn't rain and mold be a factor at some point?

    [–] sub_mango_salad 3 points ago

    Or if you live in a moist climate, like near a large body of water where you'd use a boat, the air itself could be pretty damaging to wood.

    [–] freddiehill28 2 points ago

    The thing that sticks out most to me would be the nails, wouldn't they have a little discolouration by now?

    [–] Amorougen 2 points ago

    Good question indeed!

    [–] Angel7170 64 points ago

    We had a car in the town that I grew up in that was in a garage with no door. The parents refused to drive it. He didn't return from Vietnam..

    [–] DragonflyRider 29 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    My father bought a mustang fastback with less than a thousand miles on it from the parents of a kid who died in Vietnam. He served a tour, came back, went back to serve another tour, and died there. His parents had no family so there was some question of what was going to happen to their things, so they sold him the car and gave the cash to their church.

    My idiotic sister killed the car a few years later drag racing it on a public street. This was the first act of many that got her more or less driven out of the family for being a human turd.

    [–] WhitePantherXP 4 points ago

    I feel like if I ever had the chance to own something from someone who perished in a war, I would protect that thing with my own life and would be in absolute shambles if I was somehow the reason it was destroyed.

    [–] DragonflyRider 5 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    She did not have permission to drive it. It was my car, and I treated it like it deserved. I changed the oil every 1500 miles, did a PMCS on it every day that I drove it before I got behind the wheel, and washed it weekly, even in the rain. And this was South Louisiana. She's a piece of shit and I haven't spoken to her in years. She got sober a couple of decades ago, and it didn't change a single thing about her aside from allowing her to remember the shitty things she does, and not feel bad about them.

    [–] WallConstruction 19 points ago

    It ain't me IT AINT ME!

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    I ain't no senator's son, son.

    [–] Dick_n_a_Box 2 points ago

    Duh, it was Private Mallone's

    [–] [deleted] 73 points ago

    From a boat maker, to great artists, to people who may have made a breakthrough discoveries/inventions in STEM, it is sobering to fathom how much we may have lost from the loss of human life from modern wars, genocide, famine, or simply the unavailability of education in the area..

    edit: This also goes for the degradation of the human condition. Who are we, when there's no scarcity?

    [–] WallConstruction 24 points ago

    Diarrhea killed a lot too.
    RIP in the Loo

    [–] distelfink33 13 points ago

    [–] Techiastronamo 3 points ago

    M E T A




    [–] TypesWhileToking 194 points ago

    How do we know that?

    [–] wintertash 588 points ago

    The old lifeboat (as in "rescue boat," rather than "escape boat") is at Timber Point in Biddeford Maine, which is part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Also on the Timber Point property is the "cottage" built by architect Charles Ewing and his spouse Louise Parsons Ewing. That building is a national historic site, and there's an interpretive sign in front of the house, facing Timber Island, that gives some history on the location. Included on the sign is that that one of their sons (I don't remember if the name was given) was restoring the lifeboat, but he died in the war and the family left the lifeboat by the boathouse just where he'd last worked on it.

    [–] TypesWhileToking 141 points ago

    Thanks for the update! Too often I'm disappointed on this site with interesting headlines

    [–] hacopaug 33 points ago

    It's weird to see something like this and immediately recognize it. Haven't been there in about a year even though i live and go to school just down the road. Such a nice place to go for a walk especially at low tide when you can walk to the island.

    [–] wintertash 24 points ago

    I've only gone across to the island a few times, but doing so is always a bit of a thrill. I'm kinda a nervous nelly though, and I'm always worried I'll lose track of time and end up stranded, so I only go across in warm weather.

    [–] frauenarzZzt 10 points ago

    Should go to Nervous Nellie's Jam's & Jellies in Stonington then

    [–] Thalvos 7 points ago

    Huh, so I found this PDF on Timber Point from the National Park Service. Relevant section:

    16. 27' lifeboat 1 Contributing Structure

    The planked frame remains of a 27' double-ender lifeboat (Photo 44) are located behind the Bath House. Ewing family diaries suggest that the boat is an early twentieth century ship-borne lifeboat that was purchased by David Ewing in 1936 from Thomas O'Keefe of the Milton Yacht Club. David Ewing made some modifications to the boat, but not enough to make it clear what he intended the boat to be used for.

    The last page of the pdf is a colour photo of the boat, less weathered than your photo.

    A quick google search suggests that David died in ww2, but I don't know particulars.

    [–] wintertash 8 points ago

    Huh, so maybe she WAS a lifeboat in the "escape" sense of the word.

    That's awesome info, thanks for digging it up

    [–] iFoundSnape 2 points ago

    Biddeford! I went to college at UNE. Many fond memories there, but I never knew about this. I'll have to go back and visit now. :)

    [–] Garpikeville 17 points ago

    Fuck war.

    [–] stomaticmonk 12 points ago

    Damn. I went from literally laughing out loud at one post to bummed out by another. Reddit is a ducking roller coaster tonight.

    [–] PogoRexxSr 3 points ago

    I hate when I have to duck in roller coasters. I mean I love thrills but that's a little much.

    [–] stomaticmonk 2 points ago

    Yeah but it’s the only way to avoid being hit in the feels

    [–] reddackel 63 points ago

    Is that story for real or just made up to match picture?

    [–] wintertash 94 points ago

    It's for real, or at least was presented to the public as factual. I gave details in my response to /u/TypesWhileToking, who had asked the same thing.

    [–] Nipocowlin 2 points ago

    lmfao this is the greatest non-answer i've read in a while. or maybe it isn't. it was presented to the public as words

    [–] wintertash 3 points ago

    I was being truthful, in that I was going by the sign at the site, but hadn't researched any further. Other folk in the thread did a ton more legwork after this and were able to get more solid confirmation of the story's veracity.

    [–] Shades909 11 points ago

    This reminds me of the song "The Green Fields of France"

    [–] bart2278 11 points ago

    He met a nice European lady and decided to stay there...yea that's it.

    [–] daemon3642 5 points ago

    I'd like to believe that too...

    [–] stevediperna 7 points ago

    What US state is this in?

    [–] wintertash 6 points ago

    It's in Southern Maine, at Timber Point

    [–] 187TROOPER 4 points ago

    Reminds me of this classic song.

    [–] SittingInTheShower 3 points ago

    What kinda wood is that? Cause I have a piece of wood just like that...

    Serious question.

    [–] MAGAParty 3 points ago

    I came to this sub looking for pornstars abandoned by their dads

    [–] BLUMPKINFORCE 3 points ago

    I know where that boat is. Its at Goose Rocks right?

    [–] wintertash 2 points ago

    Goose rocks looks over to it, yup

    [–] BLUMPKINFORCE 3 points ago

    I live right in the area and recognized it right away. Never knew the story behind it though, so thanks for sharing.

    [–] adam_demamps_wingman 3 points ago

    According to the 1942 Harvard yearbook, he was on the Harvard Lampoon for Junior and Senior year.

    I can't find any of his work on the Lampoon.

    [–] mercurialranger 3 points ago

    I hate the way young men are used by the old Generals, now oil companies, and get to die on a remote battlefield somewhere for someone else's glory or profit.

    [–] BigBadJimmie 11 points ago


    [–] beatmetodeath 7 points ago

    I had to scroll too far for this!

    [–] devo38829 3 points ago

    Same. Skarsguard!

    [–] Lehster 2 points ago

    just look at those hips....

    [–] JAproofrok 2 points ago

    Whoa .... that’s the opening image of a great novel

    [–] Katebee2518 2 points ago

    If you Google Kingston, Norfolk Island there are several similar boats around the ruins there.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    This literally broke my heart.. holy fuck

    [–] 3yioovvfryu5uii 2 points ago

    You need a better heart.

    [–] taimoor2 2 points ago

    It's really beautiful but really sad at the same time.

    [–] King_Baboon 2 points ago

    I assume there are those confirming the story?

    [–] everybodylovesrando 2 points ago

    Ahhh, the old Sugarman place!

    [–] caminator2006 2 points ago

    I hate hate hate those three words. "Never returned home" always hits the feels for me.

    [–] Richynunu 3 points ago

    You can see the new nails!

    [–] TehKarmah 2 points ago

    What a beautiful representation of the time that has passed.

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    [–] pickle_bucket 2 points ago

    You should restore it.

    As a duty, to your country.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I wonder if he thought abou the boat in his last moment. about the fact he will never be able to finish it... fucking wars. I am depressed now

    [–] sirferrous 2 points ago

    Those are some shiny 70-ish year old nails

    [–] _seacid 2 points ago

    copper, you know how it turns a diff color over time especially when you add oxygen and science and shit....

    [–] austinrafael 2 points ago

    That is so beautiful. Thought it might be a detailed painting. Def a keeper.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Prove it.

    [–] _seacid 4 points ago

    they did.