Such a promising missed opportunity and it’s boring

The staggering amount of news and information that becomes available every day is nothing short of phenomenal. There’s so much going on every day in our little section of the Hudson Valley in New York City. Most of the time, stories and news are influential or have meaning or impact behind them. Then there are stories like the one I read today that was so weird I couldn’t read it.

Every once in a while you see something that completely baffles you and today was that day for me. On October 3, a Mahopac man was arrested and charged with dumping his boat in a cemetery. For me, it’s just one of the most unexpected things I expected to see. Just why? Cemeteries are for the dead! Ships also have graveyards and these can be found where? That’s right, at sea. It really shouldn’t bother me as much as it did, but it does. Throwing what you clearly no longer want on the land of the dead is disrespectful, not to mention incredibly lazy. This guy went so far as to remove all “identifiable marks” from the boats. The boat itself has been identified as a 19ft Sunbird.


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There’s one thing that also really bothers me about this whole thing and that thing is that an opportunity was lost. Maybe it speaks more to my own personality, but how many times do you get to put a boat on its last voyage? Boats aren’t cheap, if it was me I get a group of friends together and it becomes an excuse to have a few drinks. Push this ship out to sea Viking style and set it on fire. Yes, I know, the Vikings held funerals for people in this ritualistic style, but for my own humor, I’d burn the boat without a corpse.

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