In 2014, the Arctic Discoverer was once again on the auction block. The previous auction winner, Salonen Marine, had let the ship go back to the original owner/caretaker. They contacted me to let me know it was up for grabs. I have the land, but no practical way to haul a 180 foot ship from Florida to North Carolina into the mountains. I settled for a visit to the auction to watch the proceedings. I arrived in downtown Jacksonville that morning. The federal marshals had the auction set up on the front steps of the courthouse. A salvage crew out of Miami won the ship this time. I talked with them and they asked if I would join them to visit the ship and show them around. Not a lot had changed in the year since I last visited. More wood and debris was piled on the main deck, and new 'No Trespassing' signs had been posted all over the ship by the marshals. Once the new owner got a good look at the condition of the ship, and realized they would have to spend a lot of money to remove asbestos and other hazardous materials before they could even begin to scrap the ship, they too backed out of the deal. So the ship still sits there today, her fate undetermined.