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Offline Homer Jones

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2018, 07:43:31 PM »
Forget about listing and leaning; Old Homer has come up with a solution to the Ling.
If a Hackensack property owner stores a wrecked/ non functioning vehicle on his or her property, the property owner would be in violation of the Citys Property Maintenance Code and if the violation were not corrected in a given amount of time, the property owner would be brought into court. (You can see where this is going).
In the case of the Ling, the property owner should be responsible for the removal of this non functioning derelict submarine since the property owner was responsible for bringing the submarine onto their property.
All the City has to do is have a property maintenance inspector issue a notice of violation and if the submarine is not removed in a reasonable period of time, the matter be brought to court for adjudication.
This could be the start of a new direction for maritime law.

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2018, 09:51:05 AM »
That doesn't make sense. I'll stick with leaning, as anyone can see from the photos I took 2 years apart; same lean as before:

http://thesassonreport.blogspot.com/2018/09/first-borgs-screwed-hackensack-now.html

But I love your idea of filing a property maintenance citation against the Borgs, though I don't think the city will do that on its own; are you ready to go to the Building Department and file a complaint????
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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2018, 12:04:15 PM »
well, you would be wrong.    The correct nautical term is listing...   and it is not stuck in the mud either, at least not as it was before.   you see, on the night of October 29, 2012, the Ling actually popped out of the mudhole it was in for the previous 39 years when the river crested....   when the river went back down the boat did not settle back in the depression it had been in, so it took on a 4 degree list to port.     that is where it sits today... 

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2018, 11:00:41 AM »


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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 11:57:02 AM »
I happened to visit the Ling yesterday and was wondering when they had removed all the artifacts - missed it by a day.

1. Where the plaques were

2. It's not easy to make a photostitch of the whole vessel from the park side, but I got most of it.

3. In this stitch, you can see the fresh truck tire tracks in the muddy grass and on the left pathway.

You'll have to scroll the stitches a bit.


Click to enlarge:



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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2018, 09:38:44 PM »
I would pretty much bet anything at all that if you put a diver in the river within a radius of 10 feet around the boat, you will find the 4 missing plaques on the bottom.   This was not a bunch of scrap thieves... draw your own conclusion... 

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2018, 11:41:04 AM »

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2018, 09:49:50 PM »
after it flooded though.  still have to get the people responsible for flooding it in the first place. 

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2018, 08:58:24 AM »
There is some talk in Hackensack that the plaques weren't stolen at all, but removed for safekeeping.... The suggestion is the veterans "forgot" this, and told police they were stolen after the vandalism was discovered.

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Re: The Ling is listing...
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
The story from The Wretched (err The Record) reports the plaques "were pried from the ground."

CONNECTICUT COUPLE CHARGED WITH BURGLARIZING U.S.S. LING:

https://paramus.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/ct-couple-charged-with-burglarizing-uss-ling-after-it-was-flooded/742259/