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Re: Preparations for a Manhattan to Nantucket straight through passage on the south s
Well Steve, the odds are probably on the same order as winning the Powerball lottery solo, or getting hit by lightning twice. Still, some folks manage to do it, and the USCG, perhaps indulging some USN fantasy, perhaps simply being prudent, bother to warn about it in the LNTM annual issue.
What are the odds of hitting a WW2 "horn" mine after all these years?
But one washed ashore in NJ after TS Sandy last year.
And last week, an explosive ordnance disposal team blew themselves up on a military range, routinely clearing "dud" 40mm grenades. All highly qualified experienced soldiers.
Remember the boat off Hawaii that had her nets snagged by a USN sub, was pulled under and sunk? With lots of accusations and lawsuits following? I think that was what, six years ago?
What are the odds? Dunno. If I see smoke on the water, I'll either turn up the music or hang a 180 and bugout real fast.