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    Saturday, January 28, 2023

    Pumpup and pumpout: not the same

    I am amazed that a newspaper representing a waterfront community would confuse a 'pumpup' boat with a 'pumpout' boat in the Nov. 12 print edition, “New sewage pumpup boat will protect Niantic waters.” A pumpup boat is an inflatable craft such as those made by Zodiak while a pumpout boat is used to pump the sewage from other boats into a holding tank for delivery to a waste treatment facility. Even worse, the incorrect designation was used throughout the article as well. You must have had a landlubber writing that one!

    Clem Brown


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