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The S.S. Palo Alto (a.k.a The Cement Ship) was launched a year too late to serve in WWI and was retired after only a decade. It was then brought to Aptos where it was outfitted as an amusement ship, complete with a dance floor, swimming pool, and café. Then, in 1931, the company went bankrupt, the ship cracked, and then it was deemed unsafe to be used even just as a fishing pier. But you can still look at it.

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The Cement Ship

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The S.S. Palo Alto (a.k.a The Cement Ship) was launched a year too late to serve in WWI and was retired after only a decade. It was then brought to Aptos where it was outfitted as an amusement ship, complete with a dance floor, swimming pool, and café. Then, in 1931, the company went bankrupt, the ship cracked, and then it was deemed unsafe to be used even just as a fishing pier. But you can still look at it.