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viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

THE #BENSONFORD

The "Benson Ford" originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company! 
Benson                                                          Ford 1
After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.



   
             The ship was decommissioned in 1981 despues de 50 años de service.
Benson                                                          Ford 2 
Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming - full speed ahead!

Benson                                                          Ford 3
The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining
room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.
Benson                                                          Ford 4
Benson                                                          Ford 5

The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes.

Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by 
Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.  
The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work.  It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms. 
The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her
former waterways.

Benson                                                          Ford 6
Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.
Benson                                                          Ford 7
This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is
updated with modern amenities.
Benson                                                          Ford 8
Benson                                                          Ford 9
Benson                                                          Ford 10
Benson                                                          Ford 11

Bryan Kaspar says: "Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.  think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home."

Benson                                                          Ford 12
Benson                                                          Ford 13
Benson                                                          Ford 14

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a
captain's office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.

'I love the deck on the fourth floor.
 
It's a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.'
Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, 'The
most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff.
It actually feels like you're on the open water.'
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.  In the parlor, you can imagine 
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.'
When you're there, it feels like you're stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.'  An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

Benson                                                          Ford 15 

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