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Old 09-09-2013, 04:22   #1
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39' Bravaria sinnks on the Erie Canal

74 year old operator apparently was trying to avoid floating debris and hit a bridge abutment. All aboard made it off safely. Not much other details and no photographs that I have found.
Boating accident sends sailboat to bottom of Erie Canal http://bit.ly/15aM36f%0A[/URL]
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Re: 39' Bravaria sinnks on the Erie Canal

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http://online.wsj.com/article/AP9b77...feadc72c5.html Sorry about that. Try this one.
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Re: 39' Bravaria sinnks on the Erie Canal

Boating accident sends sailboat to bottom of Erie Canal - NewsChannel 9 WSYR
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Re: 39' Bravaria sinnks on the Erie Canal

Does it mean they hit the base? It had to be a pretty jagged structure. Or a very lightly built boat. I guess plenty of current running etc.

Too bad. Glad the crew are fine.

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Re: 39' Bravaria sinnks on the Erie Canal

Another interesting incident. Sailor 'fell off' his 14' Hobie Cat 3 miles offshore from Freeport, Texas & swam to shore.

Man falls from sailboat in Gulf, swims three miles to shore | wfaa.com Dallas - Fort Worth
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I am unsure, I have never been down that part of the canal. But there are a lot of old cement columns for bridges that are no longer there. I am assuming he either hit one or the keel on the foundation of one. What an unfortunate loss.
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