That boat may not be restorable but saw thousands of dollars of equipment
in the pictures posted. Maybe you should contract
with the city/county government
and arrange to remove the derelict boats and sell the equipment
. Saw at least one self tailing winch
that could bring a boat unit and there is a whole lot more there. Just because the city put a removal
date on the boat it's not surprising nothing has happened in a few weeks after the date. Governments being so efficient, it could take them a decade to actually get out there and do something beyond papering it with notices.
As far as the hurting the environment
, it's doubtful that the boat is doing more damage than just resting on the bottom. Once the fuel
is pumped out of the tanks
out of the engine
there is precious little else to cause harm. Even the petroleum products, if allowed to leak, will quickly be consumed by bacteria. Oil
is an organic compound and, if it's organic, there is a creature somewhere that will gobble it up. Worry more about all the other non point source pollution that is undoubtedly affecting the environment not a few abandoned boats.
The eel grass should be thriving on the nitrogen fertilizer that is leaching into the water. If the eel grass is suffering maybe it's protecting the manatee that's causing it to disappear.