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Local News in Brief : Boat Removal to Continue

February 23, 1988

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Monday to continue the forced removal of boats, including some used as homes for low-income families, from an old marina on the site of a new shipping terminal.

The port has gone to court to force out about 25 boats remaining at Our Marina, Deputy City Atty. Thomas A. Vyse said.

The marina once was used by more than 100 vessels, including old derelict boats that other marinas refused to accept. Until last summer, there were about 90 people living there, many of whom said they could not afford to live anywhere else.

Vyse said that all but the few remaining boats have been moved, scrapped or, in the case of one of the largest vessels, sunk in place. The boats were originally supposed to be removed by last September. "We have given them ample time," Vyse said.

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