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Saturday, March 15, 2008

"Environmentalist" Ted Kennedy Polluting Nantucket Sound

Uncle Teddy is getting in on the action for hypocritical Democrat week. Cape Cod Today has posted some pictures showing the Democratic Senator's yacht PURPOSELY dumping fuel into Nantucket sound. The Senator should be more careful, after all he might have to drive into that water one day.


This photograph was taken from shore when the photographer saw Ted Kennedy (the larger shape in the Hyannisport Yacht Club Launch on right) leaving the yacht Mya while it was discharging oil into Nantucket Sound. Photos courtesy Peter Robbins

Politician becomes polluter on "pristine Nantucket Sound"

By Walter Brooks

By now every Cape Codder has heard our senior US senator Ted Kennedy proclaiming his resistence to the Cape Wind project on Nantucket Sound because, as he said, "that's where I sail."

oiltkdieselbilge_400He has called Nantucket Sound "a national treasure", but his love and respect doesn't not extend to his own habits as these photos of him dumping diesel fuel from the bilge of his yacht Mya into the same waters he tries to prevent others from using for renewable energy projects.

The photographer was so shocked as the scene unfolded on the day that the 2002 Figawi Race ended in Hyannis, that he put his dingy into the water and rowed out to question the crew member left aboard Mya that May day.

After he approached the yacht the diesel slick coming from Mya was clear and spreading.

He asked the crewman "what the hell are you doing?"

The crewman told him that diesel had gotten into the bilge and he was ordered to dump it.

When told that he was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and people swimming, the man replied, "whatever."

F. Scott Fitzgerald's character Gatsby was right when he said, "the rich are different than you and I."


Steve said...

Why am I not surprised.

Fred Fry said...

This post will be included in Maritime Monday 102 (to be posted on 17 March) on gCaptain.