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Story Seven
When Crashes Happen
A flipped flying boat teaches us a valuable lesson
By MaryAlice Yakutchik
Blue Spring -- A small gust of wind and suddenly one of the flying inflatable boats turns upside-down. Toothsome gators are the least of the problems as two crewmembers dive under the capsized flying boat to try to disconnect the wing in the dark, fast-flowing current of the St. Johns. A preventable problem turns into a costly repair job and a lasting metaphor for water-related issues along the St. Johns River.
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