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Friday, May 15, 2009

5.15- Fuel slick on Raccoon Creek

Fuel slick on Raccoon Creek

Went out sailing this evening... on the way back in we motored down Raccoon Creek (Oriental's own version of "Ego Alley"), buzzed Town Dock, then motored back out into the harbor.

All along the way the boat cut a trail through a fuel sheen coating the creek... I guess this sort of thing is inevitable in a busy waterway, but I have seen the creek so coated with alarming (to me anyway) regularity.

It is a bit disheartening, knowing that these fuel spills immediately enter the nearby creeks and marshy banks that are so important to the local fisheries.

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