Photos: Capsized Boat Dragged From Passaic River
Ship was abandoned before Sandy.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, workers braved the cold to drag a capsized boat out of the Passaic River.
The boat, a 1968 31 foot former U.S. Coast Guard vessel, was abandoned under the Rutgers Street Bridge in Belleville just prior to Hurricane Irene. The removal was undertaken by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission as part of their efforts to clear waterways in the wake of Sandy.
The PVSC said the boat will be dismantled by their staff and disposed of as scrap materials.