But Brodie is mistaken in his assertion that the city Department of Public Works also took care of a boat dumped months ago in Crossroads. The boat has become the symbol of Crossroads' travails. Months ago Marc Van Camp, chief financial officer for Bindagraphics, sent the city an e-mail titled "Ahoy there!" with a picture of the boat and a request that it be removed. Nothing happened. After my column appeared, Brodie said: "We'll get rid of the boat."