In a suprising vote of 87-3 last night town council supported a movement to erect a fence around the viking ship on display in Leif Erikson Park.
It may be remembered that for as back as some old-timers of the community can remember, local high school students would regularly carry the ship from it’s perch in the park and leave it near the beach. On two such occasions, readers of this newspaper might recall, they left it floating in the pond.
One might remember last year’s incident when Officer Jones was ambushed in his patrol car. Lookouts for the pranksters duck-taped the doors of his cruiser closed while also soaping his windows. Unable to give chase Jones called dispatch but by the time another officer arrived on the scene, the ship had been carried halfway to the beach and all the villans fled the scene.
The town council hopes that the new fence will be erected before the ship ‘floats’ off again. Bids well be accepted for the fence starting next week, and a contract signed soon. As of this writing there has been no talk of the expected cost of the job.
Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in around 200 words.
This week’s photo is from © A Mixed Bag