Update: Mermaid 2 Gone — More Good News for South River

Following on Erik Michelsen’s recent post about the successful tracking down of the sewer leak on Gingerville Creek <http://southriverfederation.net/index.php/news/blog/Another-Sewer-Success.html>, another piece of good news is that over the winter the Mermaid 2, featured in the post below in December, is now gone, and hopefully is safely secured someplace where she is in no danger of breaking up and further polluting the River.

Good work, Anne Arundel County (or whoever got it moved) and THE RIVERKEEPER for helping the wheel to squeek. . .


Wreck: Mermaid 2 Polluting the South River

This wreck, the “Mermaid 2“MARYLAND REGISTRATION # “MD-9684-AM” has been aground in the South River, just outside Alehouse Creek, near Mark #15, for several weeks, maybe months. It should be condemned and removed before a storm breaks up and does serious damage to this shoreline.

Let’s hope there’s some way to recover the costs of disposing of the wreck from the owner. This is definitely one time when we favor the “Polluter Pays Principle.”

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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