Wednesday, February 6, 2013

More Lost Boats

We spent the day photographing beach sights on South Beach and Surfside, FL, but when we returned to the marina we were fascinated to see the end of the boat reclamation project, a photo op we hadn't planned on. The barge moved to the row of shrimp boats where the sunken ship lie on her side, leaking oil and the contents of a fisherman's life. Her demise was complete save the last bite from the crane and the clean up in the water when we arrived. The crew had to float the listing boat to take her. The City Manager told us they have taken all the floating boats they could tow in but there are fifteen sunken boats left in the anchorage and mooring they will work on tomorrow. It seems an incongrous task on such a beautiful sailing day.