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FWC Salvages Derelict Vessels

The Flying Fifty, a 50-foot derelict sailboat that has become a recent landmark in the Big Marco River, is one of roughly 80 boats to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff

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The Flying Fifty, a 50-foot derelict sailboat that has become a recent landmark in the Big Marco River, is one of roughly 80 boats to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. David Albers/ Staff

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  • The Flying Fifty, a 50-foot derelict sailboat that has become a recent landmark in the Big Marco River, is one of roughly 80 boats to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • The Flying Fifty, a 50-foot derelict sailboat that has become a recent landmark in the Big Marco River, is one of roughly 80 boats to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Contractors with Sea Tow raise a derelict sail boat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Contractors with Sea Tow raise a derelict sail boat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Diver Albert Gericke, of LaBelle, works with Sea Tow to salvage a derelict 28-foot sailboat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Diver Albert Gericke, of LaBelle, works with Sea Tow to salvage a derelict 28-foot sailboat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Sea Tow contractor John McLaughlin, top, and diver Albert Gericke salvage a derelict 28-foot sailboat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Sea Tow contractor John McLaughlin, left, and diver Albert Gericke salvage a derelict 28-foot sailboat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Sea Tow diver Albert Gericke, left, and contractor John McLaughlin salvage a derelict 28-foot sailboat in the Blue Hill Bay near Marco Island on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Roughly 80 boats are to be salvaged from locals waters as part of a grant with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  David Albers/ Staff

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is salvaging roughly 80 derelict boats in the waters of Southwest Florida.

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