As I was leaving work about 9 pm tonight I wondered what all the commotion was over at the Copeyan Park ramp and drove over there on the way home. The burned sunken boat that went down yesterday had been raised and was being loaded on Abrahamson's trailer. Gastly sight to behold, will probably be at the marine yard tomorrow too. I was okay there for 25 minutes, but became traumatized 15 minutes later after leaving, horrific sight.

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Comment by Willy on July 19, 2017 at 11:57pm

I saw this boat out in the water burning and thought it was the Badger's stack sending up the smoke. I had no idea it was a small boat burning. The distance from shore and the hazy conditions fooled my eyes. I never considered the Badger's schedule.

Comment by AQUAMAN on July 19, 2017 at 11:08pm

I also heard they all survived, but two of six were burned extensively and will suffer for many years after this. 

Comment by XLFD on July 19, 2017 at 11:04pm

I assume this boat was a boat made of fiberglass; beyond the usual problems of having a fire on a boat, fiberglass can start burning quick (as it does not retain as much moisture as other materials) and very hot, releasing poisonous combustion gases in the process.  If you haven't ever seen fiberglass on fire, be glad.

Kudos to the charter captains on the boat (Lie-a-Lot)which was in the neighborhood and saved the five boaters, this could have easily wound up as a tragedy.

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