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Re: Sunken sailboat in Oakland Estuary. What Happened?

A decade or two ago a fairly large wooden yacht got its mast caught on some powerlines and sank just down stream from one of the drawbridges over the Sacramento River, near Downtown Sac. As I recall, it sat there for quite some time because the owner of the boat, the power company, the drawbridge operator (Southern Pacific RR, IIRC), the city of Sacramento, CalTrans, and probably a half a dozen others, all got into a legal kerfuffle over fault/liability. I wonder if this boat in the Oakland Estuary is caught up in a similar situation.

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