COPY-Abandoned boats removed from Indian River Lagoon

Associated Press - July 3, 2007 4:54 AM ET

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A project to remove abandoned boats from the Indian River Lagoon is underway in Melbourne.

Authorities removed the first 3 of about 70 derelict vessels yesterday.

The boats were damaged and abandoned during the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes. The project is expected to take about two months.

Information from: Florida Today,

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