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Ottawa to Fill I&M Canal with Freshwater Sharks to Attract Tourists

October 21st, 2019

OTTAWA, IL – In what is being called out as a publicity stunt, Ottawa’s Tourist Board has approved plans to fill the soon to be freshly watered I&M Canal with freshwater bull-sharks.

“This project has been behind since day one, so we need to recoup some of the costs and make sure we draw visitors to our town. That’s where the shark idea came into play.” Mary Weeks, told The Cob.

“Although they are not native to the area or historically significant in any way, who doesn’t want to come see some Illinois sharks?”

“The I&M Canal will still be open to kayakers and fishers, we just ask they be aware of the sharks after the I&M is filled and the sharks are stocked.” Mary concluded.

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