Old U. S. Monitor Now a Floating Hotel
HONORABLY retired from the Navy, the U. S. S. Amphitrite, a war vessel of the monitor type, has been converted into a palatial and luxuriously equipped hotel. The large rooms within are in striking contrast to the usual small cabins.
Its dazzling whiteness and fluttering flags make the former monitor a picturesque sight off Beaufort, S. C., where it is anchored for the winter. Next summer it will journey to Long Island Sound. The made-over ship has a length of 265 feet, and is fifty-five feet wide. Its shallow draft enables it to be anchored near land, and small boats are used to ferry the hotel guests to and from shore.