A wooden fishing boat was lifted out of the Columbia River with a crane about noon Wednesday after sinking July 12 about two miles downriver from Two Rivers Park in Finley.
Tuesday about 130 gallons of fuel that had water mixed with it were pumped out of the boat while it was still underwater, said Brook Beeler, Washington State Department of Ecology spokeswoman.
The Department of Ecology did not know then how much longer it would take to get the boat out of the water and wanted to reduce the threat of contaminating the river.
The boat is on Port of Pasco property and will be turned over to its owner, who has not been named by state officials.
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Retrieving the 41-foot boat has cost an estimated $100,000 and the state will attempt to recoup that from the owner, possibly with a fine.
The boat sank in water about 40 feet deep but was partially lifted on Aug. 2 and moved to water about six feet deep.