Mystery Bathtub on Government Cut Jetty in Waters Off of South Beach

The tub is visible from South Point Park.

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    Video of the bathtub found on the Government Cut jetty in South Beach on Monday. It was not known how it got there.

    A mystery bathtub has ended up on the south jetty of Government Cut in waters off of South Beach.

    The tub is visible from South Pointe Park.

    Mystery Bathtub on Government Cut Jetty

    [MI] Mystery Bathtub on Government Cut Jetty in Waters Off of South Beach
    Beachgoers Chrisanthi Voukatidislamboglou and Katja Haunschild gave their opinions on the mystery bathtub that appeared on the south jetty of Government Cut. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considers it litter, spokesman Jorge Pino said.

    "I'll take swimming in the ocean!" beachgoer Chrisanthi Voukatidislamboglou said.

    Many people speculated the tub may have been dumped there as some kind of art installation. It was hard to find anyone who was impressed at South Pointe Park on Monday, however.

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    "Personally I'm not a big fan, but I know that a lot of people are," Katja Haunschild said.

    She added that the bathtub was reminiscent of the 600-pound grand piano that wound up on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay in 2011. It had been placed about 200 yards from the Quayside Condominiums near Northeast 107th Street.  A teenager had placed the piano on the sandbar as part of a project that he had hoped would get him into art school.

    It wasn't immediately known how the tub got out on the rocks.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considers it litter, spokesman Jorge Pino said.

    The FWC may have to file a police report and investigate who dumped it there, as it may be a navigational hazard or even disrupt the natural habitat on the jetty, he said.

    "I think it's a tremendous disrespect to the environment, tremendous disrespect. Very sad," Voukatidislamboglou said. "We come here to be with the ocean. We swim in the ocean, we adore the ocean."