Flying Fifty hovers above the ground after being plucked from the canal along SR-951 Wednesday evening by Sea Tow and Cypress Construction contractors. The lift-off was quickly followed by an intentional crash landing on the bank of the canal. Excavation of the abandoned, once half-sunken, 70-foot sailboat, from the Marco River, cost $40,000.
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Images of the 70-foot Flying Fifty sailboat's excavation from the Big Marco River, paid for through FWC and county grants. Flying Fifty took its final flight with the help of two cranes Wednesday, was demolished Thursday, March 12, and is scheduled to be taken to the dump by Friday.
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