Monday, April 18, 2005

Ship Wrecks

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What a sad sight greets me every morning now as I report for work.

This shrimp boat showed up on the waterway one day at anchor within sight of the marina facility where I work.  No one seemed to know anything about it and it stayed just on the edge of the Intracoastal waterway for three weeks.  Then one morning the tide went out... and when it came back up, this boat didn't!

It happened on one of my days off, so it waqsn't me that alerted the Coast Guard.  No, it was my well trained assistant.  The Coasties came and inspected, then left.  The next day a commercial salvage operation came and pumped all the fuel out of her tanks.

She has stayed in her resting place for three weeks now.  From what I have been able to find out, she was purchased just before she showed up at anchor there.  The new owner left her swinging on her hook unattended and she sank!  How sad!

I saw three men board her this weekend and seemed to try and pump her out to no avail.  I realy believe her planking was stoved in and pumping her out will prove futile with even the best equipment.

I do hope the owner gets her raised and moved.  She is on the edge of the waterway and every visitor to our area by boat will pass right by her hull.  I don't know about you, but it gives me the creeps when I am in a boat and I have to pass right by a boat that sank in the very spot I am now floating.

Well, unless the DNR steps in and finds the owner, it's anybody's guess as to what will happen to it.  I just thought Y'all might think the PIC was interesting.

 

 

 

18 comments:

blondepennierae said...

This entry made me 'feel' lonely and sad for a boat that I haven't actually seen.  Wonderful Sam.  I love your use of words.  You can evoke such feeling.  And I'm not a woman that has done much sailing.  The one time that I had the chance a 'storm of the year' hit the area and broke the mast of the boat that we were planning to sail up the coast; an opportunity lost.  I think about that 'lost opportunity' a lot.  It calls up the same feeling that this entry did.  Pennie  

judithheartsong said...

great photograph, it would be disconcerting to pass it every day. I am so glad that you are here. judi

sunnyside46 said...

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bosoxblue6993w said...

I always thought most shrimping was done on te Gulf Coast.   Shows what I know.   Man, I bet you have a million stories!  I came here via. Pennie ... I'll be back ... frequently.  

barbpinion said...

Love your journal. I'll be back again - and often. *Barb*
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sighlemaccaba said...

Happy to meet you, SAm (thanks to Judith Heartsong).  Always great to meet a new Journaler.  HAPPY TALES!.  sheila

mutualaide said...

Nice entry.  Your thoughts on floating by a sunken hull reflect my own...it is sort of creepy.  

jevanslink said...

As you know Judithheartsong has the ability to draw a crowd.  And I'm glad she's getting the crowd to come visit you. BTW, there's still a piece of cake for you at my place --  you forgot to take it with you after my anniversary party.  Mrs. L

justaname4me2 said...

That is a sad sight. I can imagine it would be eerie to float past a spot you know a boat has gone down. Welcome to Journal land, may your writings be many.
Rebecca

sanforized6 said...

Kind of like reading about an airplane crash, right before boarding! Good pic! rich

nyuknyukpik2 said...

HI

I don't think I could sail by a sank ship--reminds me of Pirates of the Carribean(the ride--not the movie).

Nice 2 meet you!

J

onestrangecat said...

Like you I wouldn't want to be on a boat and watching one sink (or has already sunk).
Hopefully the owners will be able to get her back up and sailing.

Kathy

sistercdr said...

That would give me the creeps to pass by a boat that had sunk.  The pic is wonderful.

alphawoman1 said...

Welcome to the block!  Haunting picture.

chatzeekay said...

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jcole16757 said...

What a picture!  I wouldn't find it comforting to pass over that spot either.  If you ever find out what really happened, keep us posted!

csandhollow said...

That is sad. It also makes me mad that someone would litter like that!