How Not To Tow


No, Duxbury doesn't have any Kennedys....

I'm working second hand here, but it seems that Duxbury Bay has a bit of a problem.

A truck drove out into the mud flats at low tide, which looks fun... and if you were unaware that a taller-than-a-front-end-loader tide rolls in twice a day, you might be inclined to try it.

You can't blame the front end loader that went to get him out, except that local tow crews should also know that:

A) mud is tough to tow in,


B) the tide comes in twice a day.

My cousin tells me "You can almost see the ladder on the front-end loader." The vehicles were there to do work on the bridge, and were probably the lowest bidder.

There is some debate as to what kinds of trucks are out there. Also, every department but NASA is there.

According to Bob Hedlund, there's an ATV underwater there, too.

We'll know more when the tide goes out.

UPDATE: "Hey that loader unless I'm wrong and unfortunately I don't think I am this time is Nava construction's 966k which empty without fuel or anything weighs 53331lbs!!! That thing is never coming out of that mud, as you know how that sh*t works, their talking about a large tow truck! Wait till they find out they are going to need a 150-200 ton crane. With the distance to shore plus weight X lift..."

"Why not this is not the first stupid move these contractors have done here, last Saturday the beach contractor drove same 54k lb machine over canal st bridge twice to pickup off road dump truck which they drove over same bridge. Truck weighed 69206lb, problem is bridge is only rated for 22000lb. Now they have P.A. Landers driving 80000lb 18wheelers over said bridge at a rate of about 1 every 1.3 minutes..."

The loader holds 100 gallons of fuel, 53 gallons of hydraulic fluid.

UPDATE II: At last night's low tide, they managed to free the pickup truck. The excavator remains immersed. They tried to remove it with a giant tow truck, no dice. All of Duxbury awaits the arrival of whatever skyscraper-sized crane they'll need to move that thing, which may end up becoming our new reef.

Photo Credit to Mr. Laliberte......

Also, some leftover nor'easter pics from Duxbury and Brant Rock:

Arthur and Pat's, Brant Rock


Hey, if you move to Ocean Road, you really forfeit the right to complain.


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