Saturday, March 3, 2012
It seems the sea can be an unforgiving place at times. I would think in a place like Hawaii they wouldn't leave a sunken boat sitting around too long but apparently this one had been there for a long while. The anchor I found sitting along the shore behind a store in Lahaina.
UPDATE: This is from one of our readers who knew the story behind the boat and left the information on a comment.
A little history about the sunken boat...it arrived on Maui with its crew for a Halloween celebration. I think maybe a little too much partying played a role in this story!! They anchored at high tide on top of the reef. The folks went ashore to party and then the tide went out leaving the boat exposed on the reef. They were unable to get any boats or equipment in there to help retrieve the vessel. Time has passed and now the boat is actually part of the living reef and can't be removed.
Thank you Val!