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(voice) Mr. Skolnick?
(voice) This is LT S------ with the United States Coast Guard. We received a report that your boat, Auspicious, hit the Rt 50 bridge at Kent Narrows. Is everyone okay?
(me) Excuse me?
(voice) Is everyone okay?
So we talk about it a bit, they don't have a description just reports but the name is clear. Fortunately I'm close to the mooring my boat lies on and could get to where I could see her in just a few minutes. She is where she belongs and all the high stuff is in good order.
Call the Coast Guard back and let them know and head for my dinghy to commune with Auspicious.
Somebody else (not a documented boat -- the USCG is working through state registrations) had a really bad day.
Kudos to the USCG for their follow through, and to the watch officer who noted bad weather coming in this evening when I called back to tell them it wasn't my boat that hit the Rt 50 bridge.
My blood pressure is slowly dropping.