So what’s the easiest way to unburden yourself of something you no longer want or have any use for in Port Arthur, Texas? Why, you haul it out and leave it sitting alongside some roadway. Then it’s someone else’s problem, isn’t it? Well, the latest “thing” to wind up abandoned on a public roadway is this old boat, trailer and motor. More than a week ago, someone abandoned it alongside the northbound US 69 feeder road that leads to Jimmy Johnson Boulevard. Cute, isn’t it?
As you can see, this fine piece of maritime equipment has seen better days; and, whomever dumped this fine example of junk apparently did so with the intent that someone else could get rid of it instead of them. Both tires on the boat trailer are flat, most likely unable to hold air due to dry rot. By the looks of the winch, whomever tries to work it may well be in for more than they bargained for.
But at some time in fairly recent history, someone owned what used to be a nice watercraft as is evidenced by this expired boat registration number. It isn’t know whether records go back far enough to trace this registration down, but it isn’t very likely anyone has so much as tried thus far.
Yes, there is an old trailer registration place, but apparently it’s too much trouble for someone to see if it can be traced, either. You know how it is with expired registrations dating back to the year 2000.
So as it stands, this dilapidated junk now adorns yet another roadside were people not only heading toward Jimmy Johnson Boulevard will enjoy getting to see it, so can traffic passing adjacently on northbound US Hwy 69. Unfortunately, the boat and trailer are parked outside the yellow line marking the edge of the roadway, and there is clearly no traffic hazard unless some drunk runs off the roadways and smacks into it in their stupor, for someone wonders off the roadways in dense fog or heavy rain and bets themselves killed when running into it. Which means that unless someone runs into this thing, there isn’t the chance of snowball in you-know-where that the Port Arthur Police Department will have what’s left of it towed.
Just a parting shot here, folks. The day after the first series of photographs were taken, someone apparently became interested enough in this thing to stop and remove the boat’s motor. This should be telling you about people in and around the Port Arthur area. And that is there simply isn’t much pride in the community any longer.