One of my favorite quotes
The coast guard wasn't involved in this one, however...
We sail on Lake Pepin which is merely a very w i d e portion of the Mississippi
river in Minnesota
. During 4th of July weekend, the water
was still very high, over flood stage. There is a rocky breakwater that extends from the marina out into the lake and the end of the breakwater is marked with a bouy. This breakwater was underwater due to the height of the river. We watched no less than 10 boats in 24 hour slam into the submerged breakwater, powerboaters and sailors alike.
My favorite was a large power cruising coming at full throttle. He is close enough to shore to hear my husband whistle very loudly. He slows a bit but doesn't stop. My husband whistles again, motioning to back up, waving arms, etc. The guy in the power boat
is now within shouting range and yells "What? What's your problem?"
My husband now shakes his head
and turns away...why? Cuz, you can't fix stupid.
Wait for it....bam....he found out what HIS problem was.