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Old 03-30-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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I found the following story on the Gulf Clipper from 2008:

Pier 99 to restore boat,use it as waiting area
According to a Mike Baird column in the Caller-Times onDec 17, 2007, the Gulf Clipper may make a final voyageto a restaurant resting place.Following is Baird’s report: The Gulf Clipper, asightseeing boat constructed in 1946, soon could sit inthe shadow of the Lexington Museum on the Bay dry-docked at Pier 99. Since earlier this year, the nowderelict 250-passenger open-deck cruiser has beenteetering in the breeze in front of a couple's Marina DelSol condominium. Elinor McCoin and Ed Grove con-tacted the Troubleshooter in April concerned that agusty storm might loft the 65-foot vessel into theirliving room.Dan Judson, who owns the condo complex marinawhere the Gulf Clipper has been moored, bought theboat in September 2006 after Corpus Christi MunicipalMarina officials pressed to have it moved because ofsafety concerns. After failed sales to two out-of-statebuyers, Judson has struck a deal with Mike Astin,owner of Pier 99 Restaurant. The boat will be moved atthe first of the year, Judson said, to be used as apermanent nautical attraction at the Corpus ChristiBeach eatery and pub.Initial plans submitted to the city for permits show theboat will be grounded on the south side of an open-airdining area at the back of the restaurant, where it willbe used as a waiting area. The goal is to restore thevessel to its original luster, said Astin, who hopes tohave it in place by spring break. The application Astinsubmitted in September notes the vessel will be usedonly as a waiting area for dining guests, and it will befree to visitors and restaurant patrons. Stephanie Voss,project manager with the city, said engineering issuesneed to be resolved before permits are approved.”

I apologize for the formatting; the full story can be found at North Beach News (go to page 2)
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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I worked restoring this boat in 1978, and when it was done I served as a deck hand during charters. I lived and slept on this boat at the 3 T heads, and bathed daily in the gulf, for most of that summer. One of the best times in my life!
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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I worked restoring this boat in 1978, and when it was done I served as a deck hand during charters. I lived and slept on this boat at the 3 T heads, and bathed daily in the gulf, for most of that summer. One of the best times in my life!
That's great buddy, but this thread is 8 years old....
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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That's great buddy, but this thread is 8 years old....
... but memories last a lifetime. Some of us are former residents of Corpus and enjoy reading about times gone by - shouldn't really matter how old the thread is.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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... but memories last a lifetime. Some of us are former residents of Corpus and enjoy reading about times gone by - shouldn't really matter how old the thread is.
I second that!
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