According to The Saint Petersburg Times, Florida’s boat population is outpacing its human population. Now 850 old and junked boats are becoming a public nuisance
That’s how many old boats have been targeted for removal after being left anchored in waterways, collecting barnacles, and frustrating local residents.
The boats are not just unsightly, but they are an environmental and navigational hazard.
The possible reason for all the old boats range from the recent devastation from last year’s hurricanes, marinas being redeveloped as pricey condos, to simple neglect from owners. Some residents blame a lack of marina space for the problem.
Now the state must try to track down the possible owners of the drifting craft if they can.
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