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The 65-foot Find Time houseboat is docked along the dike road Thursday morning, Sept. 5, shortly after being raised from the bed of the St. Croix River. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Bill for raising sunken yacht tops $100,000

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The second try proved to be the charm for the crew working to raise a sunken houseboat in the St. Croix River at Hudson.


The 65-foot, three-story SkipperLiner regained buoyancy at about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, following a night of pumping water from the boat while a tall construction crane lifted it.

“It was not a piece of cake, I tell you,” reported Gordy Jarvis, who headed up the salvage operation.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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