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Melanie Banas, Protection Island resident, bails out her inflatable dinghy as part of preparations for her commute home Wednesday.  - CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Melanie Banas, Protection Island resident, bails out her inflatable dinghy as part of preparations for her commute home Wednesday.
— image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

Melanie Banas, a Protection Island resident, bails out her inflatable dinghy as part of preparations for her commute home Wednesday morning.

The craft collected a considerable amount of rainwater while Banas was out of town for a few weeks, but she had the little boat seaworthy in just a few minutes and the outboard motor even started on the first pull.

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