‘Ghost’ Finally Getting Safe

Author: Northern Neck News

A menace lurking just below the waters of the Rappahannock will soon be safely marked and mapped due to a joint venture between two Essex and Richmond County organizations.

On May 9, Tappahannock Councilman and Essex Rotary member Pete Trible presented a plan to Richmond County Supervisors, formulated in conjunction with the Warsaw-Richmond County Rotary, to finally install buoys at what he called the “Ghost of the Caponka.”

The Caponka, a wrecked and sunken vessel, rests just outside Hoskins Creek but before the navigable channel of the Rappahannock River.

For years, it was visible to boaters, however, that has recently changed.

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