Why do power boats always take precedence over swimmers?
A couple years ago, the Ithaca Times ran a story about a
police officer with the duty of zooming around in a power
boat in order to police other power boat users.
The only two swimming areas on Lake Cayuga are two pathetic
little 75 yard swimming areas, with power-boat launches on
Still, people like to swim across the lake because its a mile
wide. Usually a little dinghy with an "egg-beater" engine
Mr. Serve and Protect Police officer offered in his interview
with the Ithaca times that this was "stupid" of the swimmers.
to endanger themselves this way, what with all the power boats
who of course had the god-given RIGHT to zoom around at top
Personally, I think that power-boat owners are a whole lot
more stupid than swimmers, what with the way they pollute the
water, endanger themselves and others zooming around on tiny
little lakes stoked up on a sixpack of beer....really now,
who is the stupid party here?
I think it's stupid to even allow power-boats on lakes at
all, since it endangers swimmers, fish, algae, kayakers and
So where are the militant lake swimmers? Are we here, or what?
Ban the Boats,