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County has 2nd chance at boat

August 27, 2013

ALPENA —It appears that the Alpena County Sheriff’s Department may receive the retired Coast Guard Boat it had made a request for via the United States Surplus Program....

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Aug-28-13 5:11 AM

As a tax payer, I just don't agree with this. Have we learned nothing from the last six years??!! The econony is MAYBE starting to improve and now they want to start spending again?

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Aug-28-13 9:34 AM

Drunk vehicle operation is a major source of revenue, and will the use of this vessel include random stops of boats with no just cause?

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Aug-29-13 7:17 AM

Of course they will include random stops with no just cause. It's getting to the point where we can't do anything without government, in one form or another inserting itself into and ruining whatever it is.

The Coast Guard has no authority to enforce anything? BS!

Why not grab one of those smart water meters, strap it to a rubber duckie and send it out there?

Dear Government:

Leave me alone!


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Aug-29-13 9:38 AM

The boaters will get slapped around like the smokers. "Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign." Can I still sit on my floating device while I row or must my arms be through the straps. Norman, no medicated rowing.

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Aug-30-13 9:44 AM

Amos, I was the 'stroke oarsman' on the Port side lifeboat on the Steamer J.B. Ford, sitting to the right of the Bosun who was in charge of said lifeboat during drills.

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