A pirate ship birthed in St. Louis on the shores of the Mississippi River has sailed North under a new captain. Dan Kellogg of Minnetonka, Minnesota by way of the Bahamas needed a reminder of the Carribbean to help him out a little when he can’t be in the islands. He found just that in his new ship, Sirens Gate.
Siren’s Gate is a Gibson houseboat under its piratical facade. The ship is powered by twin Diesel engines and the galley is stocked with modern appliances. Nonetheless, she is an impressively built boat.
And who wouldn’t feel like a pirate after acquiring a ship such as this for only $90,000?
North Shore, St. Charles
Sirens Gate, formerly known as the Black Galeon, was originally docked at Northshore Marina in St. Charles, Missouri, in the Greater St. Louis area. Her sister, The Gypsy Rose, still operates out of the St. Louis area, but they are two completely different boats.
The Gypsy Rose is a fun boat for play and parties, but is essentially just a giant party barge. Sirens Gate, on the other hand, can be used as full-time living quarters if one so desired.
The boat has been completely covered in real wood so the feeling of authenticity is always present. This bar has a sink under the wood, but a trapdoor covers the tap when you aren’t using it.
There is also a full kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms aboard this dreamboat. Combine all that with the huge upper deck and Captain Dan is guaranteed to be throwing the best parties in the Marina.
Make no mistake, this boat is all about Hollywood Pirates. But those are the fun ones, anyway.
“I want to be a Hollywood Pirate, see my face on the big screen
I want to be a Hollywood Pirate, live my life vicariously
I want to be a Hollywood Pirate, go to work and have some fun
I want to be a Hollywood Pirate; I want to be a Hollywood Pirate” ~Musical Blades
Skulls, Skeletons and Shrunken Heads
This is, of course, the old decor. We can only hope that Captain Dan Kellogg keeps the Internet up to date when he redecorates. We will all be clamoring to see what he does with her under his command.
Let your Jolly Roger fly
She may not be gracing the shores of St. Louis with her presence anymore, but she’s still a Pirate Ship of the Mississippi.
And from what the new owner says, he’ll be continuing to fly true pirate colors.
When asked by MinnPost if there are any legal issues with flying the skull and crossbones his reply was blunt.
“Hell, no. We’re pirates. [F]’em all.”