Say Goodbye To Lake Lanier’s ‘Museum Houseboat’

March 2017 News Web Exclusive


Nicknamed the “Museum Houseboat,” this abandoned and potentially dangerous houseboat has finally been removed from the shores of Lake Lanier, Ga. The Forsyth Herald shares that the Lake Lanier Association coordinated with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Forsyth County to officially demolish the houseboat last week. Lake Lanier Association Executive Director Joanna Cloud explained, “At one point this vessel sank in the cove when there was a little more water…Then someone came out and floated it and set it up on shore. The actual vessel owner got a federal judgment against that person to rectify the situation. But the owner then left and the houseboat went into foreclosure and has been sitting here for years.”

During its quiet stand on Lake Lanier’s shore, locals began dubbing it the “Museum Houseboat,” turning it into something of an attraction. Unfortunately, the ravishes of time created a hazard, particularly for children who liked to check it out. It also became a contamination issue to the environment.  

You can watch a video of this houseboat’s removal at, and check out more information at

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