PORTHOLE

Cruise Weekly - - News -

SOME­ONE in Maine has been on a mis­sion to steal mas­sive bells, with the Coast Guard busy search­ing for 10 brass gongs and bells that have been stolen from 10 buoys off the coast of Portland.

Con­sid­er­ing the de­vices are used to make loud sound to help nav­i­gate boats in poor weather and weigh­ing 168 kgs per bell, it is re­ally a baf­fling sit­u­a­tion tak­ing its toll.

The Coast Guard told lo­cal me­dia that the bells were most likely be­ing sold to nau­ti­cal nov­elty stores or scrap stores.

How­ever the most vex­ing as­pect of this story is that this isn’t the first time Maine’s bells have been snatched.

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