Posted: Mar 18, 2013 4:08 AM by Associated Press
SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) - George Morris of Sikeston bought a yacht, but he's not setting sail on the high seas.
Instead, he's keeping it on a small pond near his southeast Missouri home.
Morris saw the movie "Secondhand Lions" and began trying to recreate part of the film in which one of the characters floats a yacht in a pond.
Through a series of contacts, Morris was able to find a luxury double-cabin Hatteras in Talladega, Alabama. Getting it back to Missouri wasn't easy because the boat was too big to fit under interstate highway overpasses.
He had to first remove the top deck and bring it separately. He returned for the bottom, and brought back an 18-foot palm tree from Florida for good measure.