Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Caponka Buoys Ready to Launch

A set of three WRECK marker buoys acquired jointly by the Tappahannock and Warsaw Rotary Clubs have been prepared ready to launch this spring. They will be placed downstream, upstream and between the wreck and the main channel. Caponka ran aground in a storm back in the late 1920's in it's current position and caught fire in 1949. Since then the 272 foot long twin screw wooden steamer has been a hazard as the remains of the hull and extremely dangerous steel bolts are visible only at low water. A number of navigation incidents over the years has accentuated the desire to mark the wreck which the marine authorities have neglected to take action on.

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