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Dec 13, 2011 7:59 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Crews Remove Abandoned Boats Blighting Bayous

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Dozens of abandoned boats that have been
blighting bayous in Terrebonne Parish are being removed.
Crews started work this past week. They will continue to dismantle
and dispose of the decaying vessels through the end of the month.
It can be messy work, because many of the boats were submerged
for decades and are coated in black, stinky mud from the bayou's
bottom.
Matthews Brothers, a Pass Christian, Miss.-based company, was awarded the boat-removal contract. Crews working with a barge-mounted crane have been busting up the abandoned vessels and removing them piece by piece.

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