Global warming boat remains

Should the global warming boat become a Hoboken landmark?

Hoboken is “known” for a few things for sure. The birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball, nonsensical traffic at inexplicable times, kidney-wrecking potholes, amateur politicians, and much more (Not gonna mention the C*** B*** because that is played out!) However – perhaps the global warming boat that washed ashore during Hurricane Sandy should join the ranks of well-known Hoboken icons?

I think it’d be cool if we put it on the “patch” of grass that surrounds Hoboken City Hall. Not only would it exemplify the sub-standard readiness the city had in terms of the hurricane – it would also provide shelter for the bums that hog the benches in front!

Heck, even more forward thinking – we can turn it into some kind of museum exhibit, charge admission, and lower property taxes!

Global Warming Boat remains in Hoboken NJ five months after Hurricane Sandy

Boat washed ashore after Hurricane Sandy still in Hoboken

2/6/2013 Update:

Not sure what the deal is here. This global warming boat that washed ashore uptown after Hurricane Sandy back at the end of October 2012 is still there for God’s sake! Why? What seems to be the problem?

Don’t you think the boat had an identifying marker or ID code (Hull Identification Number) in which someone in an “official” capacity at city hall could have used to track down the original owner and tell them to clean their garbage up. How hard can that be?

Now I’m hearing the city will attempt to auction off this busted, useless shell of a boat. Who would want it? How much would it take to restore a rotting carcass of a boat anyway? Does it have any kind of souvenir value sort of like the grass at the old Yankee Stadium?

Instead of putting some elbow grease into carting this eyesore to the dump once and for all – it appears that the city will do anything to try and get more money to fill city coffers. What next, auctioning off air?

Global Warming Boat in Hoboken, NJ for sale after Hurricane Sandy

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7 Comments on "Global warming boat remains"

The Professor
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The Professor

I bet the owner is from farther away than we think, and has no idea it’s there. Probably nobody has even looked into it too closely because it’s not “technically” their job. Personally I find flotsam like this one of the more interesting things about Sandy and the cleanup. Heck, even my building’s huge trash bins inside a wrought iron gate made it outside the gate and around the block! This boat could be from pretty far away- I think someone should look into it and report back…

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Gotta wonder why the owner never turned up. If said owner just wanted to walk away, he’s either 1) highly irresponsible or 2) worried that the boat will help implicate him in whatever illegal dealings he’s participated in.

Maybe the cops found a bunch of cocaine in a hidden compartment next to the interior hull.

Or maybe the owner is already in jail for insider trading or something.

CityGirlinHoboken
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CityGirlinHoboken

I can’t believe HPU hasn’t ticked and booted it! 😆

homeworld
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I saw two parking tickets on a backhoe. [quote comment=”220027″]I can’t believe HPU hasn’t ticked and booted it! [/quote]

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

LOl! I almost want to find a boot to attach to the rudder for a photo op!

If they leave it there, it is going to become a hell of a mosquito breeding ground during the summer with all the rain water etc that has probably collected inside it seeing s they haven’t secured any of the hatches. Doubt there will be any buyers. [quote comment=”220027″]I can’t believe HPU hasn’t ticked and booted it! [/quote]

RyanR
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RyanR

As someone who owns a piece of carpet and some dirt from the old Yankee Stadium, I think they should make the boat a landmark! Just kidding. Just get a group of people together and bring it back to the water where the sea can claim her for real this time.

fishface
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fishface

This side of Hoboken is quickly becoming a graveyard for abandoned cars and boats. There’s still a car that flooded during Sandy parked at the end of 15th. And the boat that sank before Irene is still sitting on the rocks in the Cove. It’s been there since June 2011. I’m pretty sure the Global Warming boat isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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