posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 06:56 PM
Ah, yes. The Cosmic Muffin. A few years ago my brother bought a Hatteras Sportfisher that was down in Fort Lauderdale. It so happened that the broker
shared the dock with the Cosmic Muffin. Before we transported the boat back to the Pacific Northwest, we made a couple trips to the Islands to chase
fish and rum drinks.
I made friends with one of the guys who was working for the Muffin's owners, and went through it one day. The galley has been converted back to the
original aircraft configuration, with all the aluminum lockers, etc. All of the flight controls are coupled to the engines, so you steer it with the
yokes, and the throttles are working throttle/shifters.
The Muffin started out life as a Boeing 307 Stratoliner, and was once owned by Howard Hughes. The thing is pretty crazy looking, but the inside just
oozes with old time Hollywood stuff, pictures of Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, etc..
Not exactly a boat to take out in the ocean, but very unique, to say the least.