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The sinking pirate ship of Kootenay Lake

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The Obsidian, in its glory days before it took on water and partially sank on Saturday and Sunday on Kootenay Lake near Nelson, B.C. (Courtesy of Joe Hawes)
It's all hands on deck as folks in the landlubbin' town of Nelson try to save a local landmark.

On Saturday and Sunday that local landmark, a privately owned model pirate ship moored on Kootenay Lake, started taking on water and ended up with a severe list.

The water logged vessel, built by Gary Ramsbottem of Nelson, has caught the attention of local mariners who would prefer not to see it in Davie Jone's locker. 

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