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Lake group pushes bill requiring boat titles
Abandoned boats like this one that sat on Lathem Creek’s shoreline in February are often hard to remove because owners cannot be identified and held responsible. The Lake Lanier Association is pushing a bill that would require titles for boats, making it easier to find those owners. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Just last week, the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association sent an email blast with the subject line “Have you seen this houseboat?” The email contains a couple of photos of a 43-foot 1970 Stardust, last seen at Sunrise Cove Marina around 2011. “There is an issue with this houseboat, and the Lake Lanier Association would like to get in contact with the owner,” the organization states.