Mystery houseboat floats on Indian River

Published online: Aug 02, 2010 News Greg Pallone - www.cfnews13.com
Viewed 746 time(s)

Plenty of people have a house by the river in the coastal areas of Brevard County, Florida. But how about an actual house on the river?

"We all thought it was going to be a dockhouse," said neighbor Valerie Adcock.

Five hundred yards offshore in about four feet of water, a novelty has literally become a houseboat, as it sits on the Indian River just north of the Beachline.

Adcock grew up there, and said the owners built it a couple docks down within the last two months.

It's two stories high and about a few hundred square feet big. It has a porch, several windows and doors. It's essentially a cabin surrounded on all sides by water, accessible by boat or perhaps a quick swim.

"It just sits there," Adcock said. "Doesn't move. They'll come onto shore every once in a while, maybe once a week. I don't even know who it is."

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it is OK for the houseboat to remain where it is, as long as its owner abides by the proper regulations.

FWC also said the owner has a marine sanitation device designed to keep untreated sewage out of the water. The house has a light turned on at night, and its platform is not touching the bottom of the river.

Adcock said the owner has a generator but it's no bother.

News 13 was not able to get in touch with the homeowner.

Neighbors said they are unsure if someone lives there full time.

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2010/july/130150/Mystery-houseboat-floats-on-Indian-River

You May Also Be Interested In...

April 22, 2015

"Deck Out Dad" With West Marine's Newest Contest!

Great news, houseboaters—West Marine is launching another social media contest for one lucky dad out there to win a $500 Waterlife Makeover!
April 15, 2015

Houseboat Travels To Puerto Rico For New Christian Bale Movie

A 1960s River Queen houseboat is making the exciting trip to Puerto Rico to take part in a 20th Century Fox film called "The Deep Blue Good-by," starring Christian Bale.
April 08, 2015

A Beautiful And Tragic Show Of Love

In a brave display of courage and love, 74-year-old Everett McGowin dove into the swift, cold waters of the Fraser River near Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to save his wife...
April 03, 2015

66 Days At Sea

After being lost at seafor 66 days, Louis Jordan has been rescued 200 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
April 01, 2015

California Fishing-License Purchases Are Dropping

If fishing is your game, you might want to take the luring call of California lakes with a grain of salt.
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!