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Old 01-23-2023, 02:31 PM   #1
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Big shoutout to my local Marina at Tappan Beach in Long Island NY.

They are one of the first in the nation to deploy a new solid waste skimmer called COLLECTHOR. With financial help from the local High School fundraising and some federal grants the system was deployed toward the end of the 2022 boating season and by all reports is a huge success.

This is a great solution to the dead pools of surface pollution that many marinas have that tend to back up in the still water areas that are not flushed by tides.

How great it would be if some of the expensive private marinas were to dig deep and deploy this tec to keep our waterways as clean as possible.

Read the full story below.

https://www.liherald.com/glenhead/st...d-sound,143416
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:22 PM   #2
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Big shoutout to my local Marina at Tappan Beach in Long Island NY.

They are one of the first in the nation to deploy a new solid waste skimmer called COLLECTHOR. With financial help from the local High School fundraising and some federal grants the system was deployed toward the end of the 2022 boating season and by all reports is a huge success.

This is a great solution to the dead pools of surface pollution that many marinas have that tend to back up in the still water areas that are not flushed by tides.

How great it would be if some of the expensive private marinas were to dig deep and deploy this tec to keep our waterways as clean as possible.

Read the full story below.

https://www.liherald.com/glenhead/st...d-sound,143416
What's a "dead pool of surface pollution"?
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I saw these debris collectors back in 2014 installed in Baltimore Harbor.....

"Since the floating device was installed in May 2014, it has collected over a million pounds of garbage and debris, according to the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. Itís part of the partnershipís initiative to make Baltimore Habor swimmable and fishable by 2020."

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Since my marina is on a river there is a lot of "stuff" that floats past every day. 90% is organic in nature. Wood, weeds, dead fish, etc. Although I don't see the need to pick up all the organic stuff nothing makes me more angry than styrofoam cups and cigarette butts.

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Sounds like a great idea. It really irritates me when I see garbage and trash in the water. We live on a river and sometimes people upstream dump stuff in the river. I guess they think that since the current moves it downstream it isnít their problem anymore. You would think that people that live on the water would respect the water more.
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Just the small pieces of trash, plastics, cups,toys,floating crap that gets stuck under and around the docks that doesn't get sucked out with the tide.
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The link I posted above was one of the cleanup devices in Baltimore. I believe these were placed at the end of street runoff drains where obviously a huge amount of trash enters the water.

Seems they have helped quite a bit, haven't followed up on the different kinds that were supposedly towed and self propelled.
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The link I posted above was one of the cleanup devices in Baltimore. I believe these were placed at the end of street runoff drains where obviously a huge amount of trash enters the water.

Seems they have helped quite a bit, haven't followed up on the different kinds that were supposedly towed and self propelled.


Thereís at least 3 semi permanent and two that are operated around the harbor on a daily basis. They really do a get job getting the trash out of the harbor.

Maybe someday when Baltimoreans stop shooting each other theyíll start to properly dispose of their trash. Still a beautiful harbor to call home.

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Thanks, didn't mean to sidetrack the OP too much...just wanted to point out the tech goes back a ways and it's success can be pretty good.
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Makes me wonder if I should lobby my Safe Harbor marina management team to divert a few of the upgrade $$$ to adding one or more of these. We seem to have a pretty bad trash problem in our marina since it's at the end of a downwind leg of water. They have some dumpster device but it either doesn't work or they need more of them. I think it would be more beneficial than the fire pits they just installed.
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The link I posted above was one of the cleanup devices in Baltimore. I believe these were placed at the end of street runoff drains where obviously a huge amount of trash enters the water.
Seems they have helped quite a bit, haven't followed up on the different kinds that were supposedly towed and self propelled.

So it is now 2023. How went the 2020 target for swimming and fishing?
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So it is now 2023. How went the 2020 target for swimming and fishing?
I don't know....went out of my way to find the last link to let people know the tech is out there if they push to have it used. At least for aesthetics.

If you want swim and fish in Baltimore harbor feel free to do the research....letting us know would be kind also.

Of just think hard about what these machines are designed to do and their limitations when it comes to fishing and swimming.
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I don't know....went out of my way to find the last link to let people know the tech is out there if they push to have it used. At least for aesthetics.
If you want swim and fish in Baltimore harbor feel free to do the research....letting us know would be kind also.
Of just think hard about what these machines are designed to do and their limitations when it comes to fishing and swimming.

You may well be a saint for doing so. I haven't the tiniest inkling to be anyway near Baltimore. Go right ahead and be so kind as to let us know.
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