MYSTERY SHIP SUSPECTED OF BEING GAMBLING BOAT (May, 1929)

MYSTERY SHIP SUSPECTED OF BEING GAMBLING BOAT

THE Monfalcone, a mystery ship suspected by the authorities of being a floating gambling palace, was recently towed out of Los Angeles harbor to be anchored at sea off the California coast. The Monfalcone, as shown in the photo below, has no sails or other motive power and must remain where it is anchored. Note the water tank on the deck, furnishing running water for the cabins. Federal authorities are trying to find legal ways of putting the ship out of business.

3 comments
  1. Just Me says: March 27, 20128:00 am

    Didn’t last long…. Sank August 31, 1930.

    http://www.cawreckdiver…

  2. georgiahoosier says: March 27, 20129:56 am

    Burned and went to the bottom the following year
    http://nationalfirejour…

  3. georgiahoosier says: March 27, 20129:57 am

    Just Me beat me to it, better article too!

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