Being a boater and having a love for the water, I couldn’t believe what I saw floating, semi-submerged, in the water in my backyard — a 500-pound tree trunk that was about to hit my boat.
One could see chunks cut out by propellers and bottom paint scarring the surface of the tree trunk. All I could think was some poor boater in the Intracoastal suffering a huge repair bill to his boat.
With the aid of my captain, we attached a rope around it, pulled it over to my davit and lifted it out of the water.
The two of us stood on the dock, amazed that anyone could be so inconsiderate as to dispose of this so improperly. Eventually, we took a dolly and wheeled it out to the street and with full cooperation from the city of Hollywood, workers came by the next day and picked it up.
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Anyone out there living on the waterways should think twice before disposing of any debris in the water.