More drama in Cruz Bay

Plans for the old metal boat hit a snag this morning. DPNR, which let that boat sit there for months without trying to remove it, decided Tuesday was the day it had to go. And Michael, the guy who says the boat is now his, was on St. Thomas buying bottom paint when the dozer showed up.

13 Replies to “More drama in Cruz Bay”

  1. That stinks…I hope he gets it back…I felt bad for him yesterday when i was looking at the pic where he’s trying to push it out. Seems like he went through a lot of effort to claim a public nuisance only to have it swiped from under his nose! Seems like they could have noticed somebody was salvaging the boat b4 they bulldozed it into the water? (and i’m sure michael is thinking “why didn’t i think of a bulldozer” 🙂 )

  2. One more (last) time:

    The crowds at the Beach Bar howl
    “One more for the scow”
    At the edge of Cruz Bay harbor

  3. Its almost as if they were waiting for him to do the hull repairs so it would float and they could tow it!

  4. Don’t you just love the “communication and/or thinking” within government entities..

    “The 38 year old took advantage of abandoned vessel rules, ran an ad in the newspaper seeking its owner for a month, took proof to DPNR and got the boat signed over to him.”

    and now…

    “DPNR, which let that boat sit there for months without trying to remove it, decided Tuesday was the day it had to go.”

    Do you think there just might be a little…”Hmmm…somebody wants it so maybe we should want it”… going on.

    The saga continues…

  5. Of course, once DPNR decided the boat had an owner they have someone they can bill for it’s removal.

  6. I am thinking a bake sale to help Michael with rescue charges, towing charges, Cruz Bay mooring, littering fine, road assessment, holding fees, administrative fees, processing fees…

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