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Google Maps user spots huge wooden ‘pirate ship’ off the coast of Brazil

An eagle-eyed Google Maps user spotted a huge ‘pirate ship’ off the coast of Brazil – but Jack Sparrow was nowhere to be found.

The large wooden boat has four masts and appears to have been designed to perfectly replicate a traditional “pirate ship”, which looks all the more bizarre when viewed alongside the very modern high-rise buildings in the background .

The ship was spotted by Reddit user u/Layzusss who shared it on the r/googlemapsshennanigans subreddit, where people tried to identify what it is.

Credit: Google Maps

If you’re like me, you’ll be sad to hear that this isn’t a ghost ship, but more of a sightseeing boat, designed to ferry customers around like a cape-and-tumbler. sword.

One Reddit user commented, “Many resorts in Brazil have these pirate-looking ships to ferry tourists around nearby islands and beaches.”

It promises visitors: “Travel back in time and board a traditional style pirate ship and cruise around Balneário Bay to one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, Laranjeiras.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Last year, another Google Maps user believed he had discovered a gigantic “ice ship” lying on an iceberg just off the coast of Antarctica.

The 400-foot-long structure resembled a large ship and even appeared to have chimneys.

It was spotted by a self-proclaimed ‘Earthkeeper’ and YouTuber MrMBB333who said, “You look down on it and it looks like the silhouette of a ship.

“This one is over 400 feet long – 428 feet to be exact.

“Anyway, it looks like a ship. An ice ship, whatever you want to call it, that’s what it looks like: a 400ft yacht just sitting there off the coast of Antarctica .”

The YouTuber explains that the “ice ship” is just below New Zealand, about 100 miles off the coast of Antarctica.

Other YouTube users are also enthralled by the find, with one commenting on the video: “It looks like a YACHT FOR REAL!!!”

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Another wrote: “Omg! LOVE the Antarctic content! One of the MOST interesting/mysterious places on this Earth!!”

A third said: “I’ve heard people say that after WW2 there was a lot of movement in Antarctica; like military movement, I’m not sure, but that wouldn’t surprise me. Thank you to share such fantastic photos and such interesting and questionable things there @ MrMBB333.”