UPDATE: ‘Notorious’ out of the water, but demolished in the process

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Crews finally have a sunken boat out of the water at Ditto Landing, but the end result isn’t pretty.  They had to demolish parts of the ‘Notorious’ in order to get it out.

Crews have been working since Friday to get the 78-foot boat out of the marina.  Someone found it half-sunken on Friday.  The ship has been at Ditto for about two years for repairs.

Saturday night, crew began working on lifting “Notorious” out of the marina with a crane.  A towboat pushed it to the edge, then crews hooked up some crane lines and started to pull.

A few hours and many scary sounds later, the crew called it quits for the night.

The boat sat quietly in the Marina Sunday, as crews worked on a plan to lift it out of the water.

The yacht has quite a rich history.  President Gerald Ford once owned “Notorious”, as well as an alleged mob boss, and it’s said actor Charlton Heston used it in the past.

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