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    Powered Up The Wrong Way In The Keys

    Keys Energy Services says this is the sailboat that caused a 1.5-hour power outage in the Florida Keys on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Keys Energy Services

    Locals are blaming it all on a sailboat.
    Many Florida Keys residents were without power for over an hour after a sailboat struck a power line 12 miles south of Tavernier at 5:04 p.m.
    “They report no damage to the tieline,” Keys Energy Services posted on Facebook. “That’s a good thing.”

    Florida Keys Electric Cooperative crews worked to clear the sailboat from the lines for nearly 1.5 hours.

    At 6:39 p.m., the power was restored in Key West.

    Keys Energy provides electricity from Key West to the Seven Mile Bridge and serves more than 28,000 customers. All were affected by Tuesday’s outage.
    The island chain’s power system is known for fragility. In December 2018, an iguana walked through a substation and somehow caused the power in Key West to go out for 10 minutes. The iguana survived.

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    Only a few questions on that one:

    Why are there power lines low enough to hit?

    Did anyone get electrocuted?

    Is the boat listed on craigslist yet?

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    That's a well grounded sailing program!

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    Rig is still standing, must have been a short short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Sanchez View Post
    Rig is still standing, must have been a short short.
    Mabey, butte the fragille natiure of thisse vitalle linke ist stille shockeng.
    sweepe the legg.....

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