Cape resident worries about derelict boats in canal
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CAPE CORAL, FL - A rusty sailboat and sinking house boat covered in debris.
Not the picturesque view Benjamin Irving expects living on the Savona Canal in Cape Coral.
"It's not something anybody wants," Irving said.
Not to mention, the horrible smell.
"Like rotten fish for the most part ," Irving said.
Sea Tow brought the boats into the canal. The company has a contract with Lee County to take derelict boats out of the water and to the dump. But Irving says some of the boats sit in the canal for weeks and wants to see things move faster.
"Maybe a couple of days or a week at the most so that it doesn't collect like this," Irving said.
Sea Tow said they know the boats are an eyesore, but Captain Patrick O'Brien said, "this is a job we contract, this is the easiest and cheapest way for us and the county to do it, so we get them here, they won't be here long and we will get them out as quick as possible."