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Providence demands sunken crane’s removal from city river

July 24, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The city of Providence is telling the owner of a sunken crane in the Providence River to remove it or face legal action.

The large crane and a barge owned by 60-year-old Mark Ginalski have been submerged for about nine months. WJAR-TV reports that the city has issued a demand to Ginalski to remove the barge and crane by Aug. 1 — otherwise “the city will take legal action.”

That could include removing the barge and billing Ginalski, fining him or even imprisonment.

Ginalski previously declined to answer questions about the sunken crane and left an expletive-laden voicemail for a reporter following original reports.

Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office says Ginalski has reached out to the city for a currently-unscheduled meeting

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Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com

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