Posted by Chuck Tribolet on March 16, 2005 at 21:31:06:
In Reply to: Re: The lightship belongs to the governement posted by Tribes on March 16, 2005 at 18:55:20:
The lightship belonged to the government before it
sank, and still does. So the bell belongs to the
government, not the Boston Sea Rovers. Just as the
owners (or insurers) of a commercial or private
vessel still own it, even if it's on the bottom.
Salvage requires cutting a deal with them.
As somebody pointed out, "finders keepers" doesn't
work well. Maybe I should go find your car.
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