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post #89 of Old 10-31-2013
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Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Couple weeks back sailed to Annapolis and back to R.I. Went through D+C canal. Down outside L.I. back up through NYC and inside L.I. Did part from NYC double handed. Even coastal big issue on all legs was "dead heads". Totally amazed at the amount of crap in the water and the near impossibility of seeing it especially at night until it was past you. Off shore have run into cars ( with the white plastic wrap still on them), seen containers, logs telephone poles and acres of plastic. Our rule is if you can eat it you can throw it in the ocean ( makes for happy crabs and lobsters). Otherwise goes in the lazerette. On land compose and recycle. Don't think this is a political issue. Just think it makes sense to not defecate where you eat.

s/v Hippocampus
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