Did you know Southborough has a hovercraft? We do, but perhaps not for much longer. The Fire Department got a grant to purchase the boat in 2003 with the intent of using it for water and ice rescues, but the Metrowest Daily News reported this weekend they’re now considering selling the craft.
(Fire Chief) Joseph Mauro Friday acknowledged that the lack of money has made it tough to justify maintaining and training firefighters to man the craft, especially since it normally isn’t used too many times during the year.
“It’s difficult to control and stop,” he said. “It could be potentially dangerous to us, and we want to make sure that if we’re going to use it, we’re going to use it right.”
The craft was obtained by the town in 2003 through a $25,000 grant secured by former state Rep. Paul Loscocco.
Pop over and read more in this article by the MWDN. What do you think? Should the town hold on to the hovercraft, or is it time to let it go? Share your thoughts in the comments below.