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15 small-boat moorings missing from harbor
Boston Globe ^ | 6/22/2002 | By Emily Ramshaw, Globe Correspondent

Posted on 06/22/2002 9:34:13 AM PDT by vannrox

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:07:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

This year's boating season opened with a mystery: the theft of almost a third of the new moorings placed around the islands of Boston Harbor.

Harbor officials doing an inventory of the islands' moorings on Sunday found that 15 of the 50 buoys installed last August by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to provide safe anchorage and on-site waste removal services to private boaters had been stolen.


(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 911; battle; binladen; boat; bomb; boston; harbor; kill; missing; mooring; strange; terror; unusual; war; wtc
Terror related item?
1 posted on 06/22/2002 9:34:14 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
If pissed off lobster fishermen are within your definition of terrorism... maybe.
2 posted on 06/22/2002 9:38:22 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: John H K
Grab your tinfoil hat
3 posted on 06/22/2002 9:45:26 AM PDT by luvzhottea
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To: vannrox
Maybe they dressed up as Indians and had a "Boston Buoy Party".
4 posted on 06/22/2002 9:49:33 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: vannrox
I think this is actually a very good anti-terror tactic... When the terrorists come in to the harbor, and find no buoy to moor to... they will be forced to move on.

Drat! foiled again!

Seriously.... What is your point with this?

5 posted on 06/22/2002 9:51:34 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: luvzhottea
"Grab your tinfoil hat"

Trouble is, we no longer have the luxury at laughing at even the smallest of suspicious activity such as this.

Yes, we should all keep our eyes and ears open.

6 posted on 06/22/2002 9:53:55 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: vannrox
Some of these are pretty peculiar keywords for this story, don't you think? I sure do.
KEYWORDS: 911 BATTLE BIN LADEN BOAT BOMB BOSTON HARBOR KILL MISSING MOORING STRANGE TERROR UNUSUAL WAR WTC
7 posted on 06/22/2002 9:54:53 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou
WHat if they "mysteriously" reappear a week from now?
8 posted on 06/22/2002 10:23:17 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: HairOfTheDog
Seriously.... What is your point with this?

Perhaps they were relocated to "out of the way" coves and inlets near potential scuba diver attack-able targets.
9 posted on 06/22/2002 11:23:41 AM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: vannrox
Yuck. Don't eat Boston Harbor lobsters! Maine and Canadian lobsters are better.
10 posted on 06/22/2002 11:36:08 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: AdA$tra
Perhaps... Installing buoys to tie up to at all potential target locations ahead of time is so much nicer than having to anchor out when you get there!


11 posted on 06/22/2002 11:41:31 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: vannrox
Terror related item?

An obvious Al Quaeda plot to disrupt recreational boating in Boston Harbor.

12 posted on 06/22/2002 11:42:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreePaul
Do you have to be indian to come to the "Boston Buoy Party"?
13 posted on 06/22/2002 12:12:21 PM PDT by norraad
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To: HairOfTheDog
Heck, for that matter, one could pack the boat with explosives, tie off right at the target with the pre-placed moorings and swim away.
14 posted on 06/22/2002 1:05:36 PM PDT by AdA$tra
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To: vannrox
I think it is.
15 posted on 06/22/2002 1:10:02 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: vannrox
Wow, they were right about issuing a scuba diver terrorist alert.

/sarcasm
16 posted on 06/22/2002 1:13:43 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: norraad
No, the tradition is to just dress like one!
17 posted on 06/22/2002 1:32:02 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
An interesting aside I found in many local historical society libraries is that there were many "Boston" Tea parties all over the place at that time.

Boston not being the first or thee largest.

Interesting what is & isn't included in our little schoolhouse history books.

18 posted on 06/22/2002 2:31:37 PM PDT by norraad
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To: vannrox
....maybe its Defrocked Priests and a misunderstanding about Altar Bouys?....
19 posted on 06/22/2002 4:25:11 PM PDT by Grendelgrey
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To: norraad
Or thou smallest.
20 posted on 06/22/2002 6:21:03 PM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: vannrox
I wouldn't doubt that it is terror related. Between this and the man over hearing a plot against Las Vegas on the Fouth of July, it makes me suspect there may be big plans for several US cities on Independence Day.
21 posted on 06/22/2002 6:28:51 PM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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