Shed With Mermaid on It Apparently Floated 200 Miles

Coast Guard is asking public for information
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 3, 2017 2:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – A tiny building sporting a painting of a blonde, blue-tailed mermaid apparently drifted 200 miles from Florida to south of Louisiana, the AP reports. The Coast Guard released a photo of the floating dock found 180 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. Petty Officer Travis Magee says several people have reported seeing it on Key West, Florida. A Coast Guard news release says it was reported to have broken free from its mooring without anyone aboard. The building is green with lavender trim. The side that would have faced land features a painting of the mermaid, a sea turtle, and an octopus. Above the blue door on one end, a sign appears to include the word "Shed." (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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