A coastal lawmaker says, Georgia is losing business from boaters who want to take up floating residences in the state. Woodbine Republican Jason Spencer introduced a bill in the state legislature to allow live-aboard boats. Georgia outlawed long-term boat stays 20 years ago out of concern for the human waste that some boaters dump in the water.
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 the city would match the $50,000 grant if approved.