Tourist Cabin Made from Discarded Sailboat (Nov, 1937)
Tourist Cabin Made from Discarded Sailboat
When a storm wrecked the hull bottom of his sailboat, Albert O. James, of Lakeport, Mich., hauled it up on shore, scooped out a foundation for it in the sand, and changed it into an overnight cabin for tourists. A wooden shelter was erected over a double bed set into the forward part of the cockpit, while a screened sitting room was built at the aft end and fitted with colorful awnings. The transformation from boat to cottage cost less than five dollars.