2A COMMUNITY SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016 | WEST HAWAII TODAY 75-5580 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 Boat from 19th century found under New Jersey home Eileen Scanlon, left, steps across a 44-foot wooden boat on Wednesday, underneath a home she rents in Highlands, N.J. THOMAS P. COSTELLO/THE ASBURY PARK PRESS VIA AP HIGHLANDS, N.J. — Workers raising a waterfront home in New Jersey made a nautical discovery: a 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century. The 12-foot wide vessel, its rudder fully intact, was found beneath Eileen Scanlon’s Highlands bungalow on Wednesday, the Asbury Park Press reported. The boat likely was used to transport coal and other good along local waterways, and pieces of coal were found scattered along the floor. Rumors of the vessel’s existence had circulated for years. Scanlon got a peek of what looked like a rudder through the home’s crawlspace shortly after buying it in 2010, but she didn’t anticipate the size and scope of the boat. It’s built from 3-inch-thick wooden plants and is held together with 18-inch iron nails. Scanlon temporarily stopped construction under the house and called Russell Card of the Historical Society of Highlands. “It was beyond amazing,” Card said. “I’ve heard about it before and the first time I ever saw it was yesterday. I never realized it was so big. I was amazed at the craftsmanship of it.” The property was once a dock of sorts and people used to roll boats on wheels to get to and from the water, said Card, who believes someone left the boat and built the home around it. The boat will be destroyed, but Scanlon plans to place the bow in her garden. ADVERTISING HOW TO REACH US CUSTOMER SERVICE Dennis Francis President email@example.com 808-529-4700 Kelly Bolyard Advertising Director firstname.lastname@example.org 930-8659 Tom Hasslinger Editor email@example.com 930-8600 Chelsea Jensen Associate Editor firstname.lastname@example.org 930-8618 J.R. 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Members are encouraged to make suggestions for improvements and changes. Info: BJ, 325-0545, Peggy, 937-2380. Support Special Olympics at the pump Participating Tesoro or 76 stations will accept donations for Special Olympics Hawaii from Wednesday through July 5 through its 11th annual Fueling Dreams Drives Support program. Those who donate $5 or more will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $500 gift cards. A donation is not required to enter the drawing. For a free entry blank, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Special Olympics Hawaii, P.O. Box 3295, Honolulu, HI 96801. For more information on Special Olympics Hawaii, call 943-8808 or visit specialolympicshawaii. org. Senior Roundtable Hui discusses digital devices The Senior Roundtable Hui meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pink Mocha Café above Home Depot to discuss aging with digital devices. 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ADAM ATWOOD/COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR ODD NEWS | LIFE ON A SUNKEN SHIP The Kona Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an election for Directors on 6/15/16 to fill one (1) position on our board. Nominating petitions for election must be submitted to the Kona SWCD by 3:30 pm 6/13/2016 or postmarked no later than 6/13/2016 at 81-948 Waena’Oihana Loop #101, Kealakekua, HI 96750. In accordance with the 1991 Amendments in Chapter 180 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, 1. Director candidates must file nominating petition with twenty-five (25) or more votes from registered land occupiers or district cooperators. Registered land occupiers are owners or lessees of land for agricultural designation or uses who provide the district with their name, address, and identifying land and acreage. A district cooperator is considered registered but their acreage will be documented to determine total votes. A land occupier may sign more than one (1) petition. 2. Candidates for director must live or work in the Kona Soil and Water Conservation District 3. If there are more candidates than vacancies elections will be conducted by the district. Note: Chapter 180, Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 180-12, provides that land occupiers representing individual farms, ranchers or plantations are eligible to have one (1) vote for each one hundred (100) acres or less lying with the district. Ballots will be available at the above address on 5/31/2016. All ballots for election must be submitted by 1:30 pm on 6/13/2016 to the Kona SWCD office, 81-948 Waena’Oihana Loop #101, Kealakekua, HI 96750 For further assistance please call 322-2484 ext. 100.
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