The rapid sinking of a new $1 million, 48-foot sportfishing boat that ran hard aground last week in Florida's St. Augustine Inlet after missing a temporary buoy adds another blow to the harbor's reputation.
Last year, two private boats also ran aground in the inlet, causing expensive damages to both.
"[This sinking] is not the sort of public relations the city wants, but the Coast Guard has told us they are coming down Saturday to install a second temporary buoy," St. Augustine director of general services Jim Piggott said Monday. "The city is well aware of what is happening out there and is trying to fix it. When the dredging (of the inlet) is done, we'll be one of the best harbors on the East Coast."