Mysterious vessel along the Mississippi River

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A mysterious sailboat has been dormant on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau for weeks.

Located just across the Missouri Dry Doc, the white sailboat with blue stripes is anchored in shallow water.

The boat is currently missing key components such as the mast and engine.

FOX 23 News reached out to Illinois authorities who say they are aware of the boat and in its current place. They say it is not a hazard to river traffic.

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