[MHml] Secret craft sails sea of speculation
beiland at usa.net
Mon Nov 13 14:32:18 EST 2006
I happen to be looking back at a Jan/Feb 1988 issue of Multihulls Mag and
remembered seeing something similar. Quoted from the text that accompanied the
"The latest mystery boat, spotted by Roy Chandler, is the "Lady Jesica", first
when she was anchored in Charlotte Harbor, near Boca Grande, Florida — and
most recently at ‘Fisherman’s Village’ in Punta Gorda where he
She is constructed of steel and features two diesel engines (one in each
hull). Her platform is high off the water and supports a pilothouse. A ladder
on each hull leads up to the platform.
She had been boarded by the ‘Feds' who found traces of marijuana and seized
Much diving equipment is aboard her, though her basic design purpose may have
been something else, considering there aren't any storage areas to speak of.
To get to the engines one must use the ladder inside the rectangular chutes,
Whatever her original purpose... she was not a cheap craft to build, someone
spent big bucks for all that metal bending.
We may never know her ‘secret'"
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