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Shock waves felt from fishing boat bombings

Late-night bombs explode charter fishing boats, setting a Wisconsin marina aglow in the light of giant fireballs - a scene straight out of Florida-based crime shows like "Burn Notice" and "CSI: Miami." But it also happened in 2009 in tiny Kewaunee twice and destroyed or damaged five large fishing boats.

The fire bombs scared the charter fishing community, put a couple captains out of business and led to 16 months of worry, rumor and speculation, made extra tense by the everyone-knows-everyone dynamic. Were the boats dangerous? Did the bad economy drive owners to insurance fraud? Was it foul play?

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