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Mammoth hazard lurks for those who boat at night

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A terrible fatal boating accident on the Hudson River recently reminded me of the close calls I have had with the dark hulks called barges.

Drunk, under the influence or stone-cold sober, the operators of these commercial barges are dangerous to captains of small craft and extremely so when boating at night near the lights of a city.

On a dark night, the outlines of the sides of the barges being pushed are without lights of any kind.


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