Once in a sunny day of spring 1987, a smelly sea boat cast off from one of Long Island, New York piers and sailed into history. The name of the vessel was Mobro. It was a large barge heavily loaded with 3,168 tons of garbage. The famous-now Garbage Cruise ran along the Atlantic Coast and into the Gulf of Mexico.
The garbage, litter, trash, rubbish from Islip, Long Island, NY, and other New York boroughs and townships traveled six thousand miles along the way. I about 5 months of traveling the famous boat pulled into the dock still loaded with the same amount of garbage it had started with. The story triggered a lot of headlines and debates. The funny if not serious and sad Garbage Cruise story made history.
How the famous Garbage Cruise was originated? It all started a few moths before the boat cast off the pier when New Your State officials declared that their landfills-garbage dumps-were full. The decisions was made not to enlarge landfills since stinky air, methane, insects and rodents generated by the garbage dumps were posing a serious threat to citizens health.
The local Islip Township officials announced that they would accept residential trash only. Commercial businesses would have dispose of their waste somewhere else hauling commercial garbage by roll off containers or...