- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The city of Charleston is spending more than $130,000 to remove abandoned and sunken boats from the Ashley River.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/1yu4BJo ) that during the coming weeks the city will remove 10 of about 15 boats abandoned in a one-mile reach of river just upstream from Charleston Harbor.

The derelict boats range in size from 23 to 40 feet long.

The money comes from a $104,000 state grant as well as local matching funds.

It’s the first time in five years the city has received money from the Department of Health and Environmental Control to remove abandoned boats.



In 2010, 12 boats were removed from the water with another grant.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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