(Portland, OR) -- A program to dispose of derelict boats recovered 107 vessels in the Portland area. The boat take-back program allowed boat owners to dispose of unseaworthy, damaged or poor condition vessels. They often end up abandoned on waterways or along roads. The Oregon Legislature funded the program with 250-thousand dollars. The primary reasons for turning in the boats was that the owner had died or it was so worn down it couldn't be used.