This morning I read this article in the Burlington Free Press that informs me this:
A Lake Champlain Transportation ferry struck pilings at the Grand Isle dock Friday night, sending four people to the hospital with minor injuries.
Apparently it hit the pilings so it would “avoid crashing into the dock.” The pilings, of course, are there to keep the ferry from hitting the dock. This ferry, however, must have been going too fast. Not only did four people get injured, but one car was damaged and “the pilings were knocked over.”
Whoa there, Captain, hit the breaks. I found this to be a strangely curious and, I admit, amusing, local story. But then I saw this ad in Seven Days, our local weekly:
This was far more amusing that the story itself. Who knew they meant it literally?