Aug 262013
 

I drive by a few dozen rotting sailboats most days.  Many of you do, too.  These are on the north side of Madison Boulevard, just west of where it runs into I-565.

sailboats(Not a great shot, I know.  This is with my phone, through the open car window, at about 45 mph.  ‘Course, that does lend a certain authenticity to it, I suppose.)

I thought for a while I’d stop and try to get some artistic shots of them, but it’d be pretty tough to do without attracting attention nearly immediately, and given that I don’t know the purpose of the pile of rotting sailboats, I’m not sure that’s something I want to do.

I’m confident they haven’t moved in years.  This is not a storage facility for vessels in working condition.

So are they totaled hulks?  What would total so many boats but a hurricane?  If that’s what happened, then why are they so far inland?

What else could the story be?

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  2 Responses to “A pile of rotting sailboats”

  1. Perhaps they have been impounded and are just crap now due to neglect.

    I can’t believe I have never seen those. I wonder if parts of them can be salvaged.

    Your pic is awesome for being taken while driving by and with a cell phone.

  2. Thanks, Lynda! I really didn’t expect it to work well enough to go with it, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and took a look.

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