The outline slipped through the fog, then emerged against the glint of sunkissed waters on the Tennessee River.
Many who saw it could not believe their eyes.
“My kids were hollering, ‘Oh, pirates!’” said Brandi Jones Crouse, who saw the hulking wooden schooner from Paint Rock Ferry Road.
She’d been alerted by her father, who had seen the ship from the Hwy. 58 bridge over the Tennessee River.