Summer Fun

Tale of a fateful ship

Summer Fun
Photo By Kate X Messer

STACIA LEIGH B&B The fateful tale of the Stacia Leigh B&B is a sad one indeed. After surviving her previous life as the yacht of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, her new life as a world-class bed & breakfast was ended abruptly this past April when she sank in her moorings on Galveston Harbor. According to The Galveston County Daily News, a group of heavy guests did not heed warnings to distribute their weight evenly across the boat. As a B&B, the Stacia Leigh was a unique and romantic attraction, with innkeeper Pat Hicks and his staff offering some of the island's finest hospitality. We are sorry for their (and our) loss; her presence on Pier 22 is sorely missed. All's we can say is Davy Jones is in the lap of luxury right now, while the rest of us are stuck here on dry land. Pier 22 at Fisherman's Wharf, 409/750-8858. www.stacia-leigh.com

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