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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:10am

Brunswick Seeks Sunken Boat Grant

Updated: 2 years ago.
Authorities in Brunswick are seeking a state grant to raise one boat and make improvements to the city dock. (photo courtesy David Burns)

Authorities in Brunswick, who have been trying to figure out what to do about sinking shrimp boats, are seeking a state grant to raise one such boat and make improvements to the city dock.

The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/xs5zJt) the city would match the $50,000 grant if approved.

City Manager Bill Weeks says the dock upgrade would add more space, which could be used by shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the Brunswick Police Department's marine patrol boat.

Before the dock is built, authorities said what's left of the Bossy Betty will have to be removed. The shrimp boat sank Dec. 7, the latest to sink at the dock. Removing sunken shrimp boats has become a costly problem for the city, partly because boat owners often don't have the money to raise sunken vessels.

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Information from: The Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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