Florida keys: Grand piano appears in Miami's Biscayne Bay

Miami HeraldJanuary 26, 2011 

Here's a mystery that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "piano bar."

A grand piano recently appeared on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay in Miami. Whoever put it there placed it at the highest point of the sandbar so that it's not underwater during high tide.

How and why the piano got there is a mystery. A grand piano weighs at least 650 pounds and is unwieldly to move, said Bob Shapiro, a salesman at Piano Music Center in Pembroke Park. "You don't take it out there in a rowboat," Shapiro said.

This much is clear, however: The piano isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Unless it becomes a danger to wildlife or boaters, authorities have no plans to haul it away.

"We are not responsible for removing such items," said Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "Even a car can become a habitat for wildlife. Unless the item becomes a navigational hazard, the Coast Guard would not get involved."

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