TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - The largest oil spill in U.S. history continues to wreak havocon Florida beaches. Beaches that were once crowded are now aredesolate. Yet, some are still venturing out to be tar balltourists.
Last weekend, David Bolin, of Terre Haute, visited family downin Pensacola, Florida.
"I went to the beach down there and found some tar balls andbrought one back," Bolin said.
Bolin goes down to Florida to visit his daughter a couple timesa year.
"The only thing you see normally is sea weed and jelly fish,"Bolin said.
This trip was a little different, the beach was sprinkled withsea weed and tar balls.
"My daughter was drinking out of a Starbucks jar and I told herhere give me the jar. We filled it full of sand and used a sandpail shovel to put the tar ball in there," Bolin said.
Bolin said there were no signs on the beach warning of anyhazards.
"They were telling us it is safe to be in the water but I say ifthis is washing a shore I wouldn't want to be in the water," Bolinsaid.
Bolin stayed away from the water yet took away a small piece toremember this disaster more than a thousand miles away from hishome.
"I guess it is a piece of history. It is the biggest oil spillwe have had in history," Bolin said.
A part of history Bolin hopes will change tides soon.
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