Thursday, December 08, 2011
JIMMY BUFFETT DONATES BOAT
Famous Margaritaville entertainer Jimmy Buffett has donated a 33’ Navy vessel to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs Mississippi. Watch This Video The boat was built for the the Navy in 1973 and is valued at about $70,000. The boat named after Buffett’s mother Miss Peetsy B will be used for educational programs for school children at the Mississippi Marine Education Centre.
The boat was rechristened with Land Shark beer (a brand Buffett owns) and it will be converted to run on waste vegetable oil (think McDonalds deep fryers). Watch This Video Buffett says “ It seemed like a logical extension of a disaster caused by an oil spill to look at alternatives”. Yes but it’s like torturing these kids to have them on a boat all day that smells like French Fries! You can’t get to a McDonalds when your out on the Gulf when you get a hankering for Fries!
Buffett adds, “I always like to work locally and then hopefully, in these days and times with technology, it becomes a very global awareness thing that can come out of a local situation” Well it was very nice of Jimmy to buy that boat and donate it to a good cause. I guess BP should have thought of that.