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Re: Crab Pots in Channels, oh My!
I'd like to make a confession:
Yesterday evening, I departed for Annapolis for an evening distance race. The crab pots have completely spilled into the navigable channel, far beyond the "float free channel" markers. Now, there is no clear path through them. The river looks pretty much as Maine Sail posted.
So it would seem that I owe Wavedancer an apology.
I agree with the Chefs that we should attempt to peacefully co-exist with the watermen, and not dominate them, but can anyone explain to me why it is acceptable to blockade a marked, navigable waterway? Why shouldn't there be a clear path through a marked channel?
Imagine if the NRP or the USCG had to make a rapid passage through the river at night, to assist a vessel or render medical aid, and fouled their props. How would you feel then?
There should be some semblance of balance here.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168