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Kingston resident Jeff Campbell deliberately stranded his sailboat within the ice over the winter to see if the concrete hull was powerful sufficient to deal with a visit via the Northwest Passage.

In the tip the ice didn’t get it, however the wind did.

The April four wind storm that swept via many of the Southern Ontario area marooned his boat on the close by shores of Wolfe Island, the place he had it anchored in a bay.


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Quite a lot of Island residents get their water from that bay and had been involved about contamination from the boat’s gas and motor oil if it spilled.

Fortunately it didn’t, and Campbell employed an organization to take away the potential contaminants from the boat.


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Residents are happy there aren’t any extra potential environmental points.

“We’re all grateful, because this is where a lot of people have pipes out to get drinking water from the bay,” mentioned Judy Greenwood-Speers, who lives throughout the road from the bay. “But when you have diesel spillage of any sort it really does do a number.”

Frontenac Islands mayor Denis Doyle hopes to stop incidents like this from taking place once more.

“We’ve got to see what kind of provincial by-laws or rules will allow us to pass local by-laws to have some control over the area.”

For now, Campbell is discovering one good motive not to do that once more.

The gas pump-out up has left him with a hefty invoice.

“These guys charged me $6,800; I don’t know where these charges are coming from. When I called some of the other companies, they were shocked.”

 

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