NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A Southern California man who’s been restoring a 72-foot antique ship in his yard has been ordered to move the boat.

The Los Angeles Times says that Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz issued a preliminary injunction last week saying 65-year-old Dennis Holland must move the boat before a trial to determine its long-term fate begins April 30.

Holland may face fines of $1,000 a day if he doesn’t move it, which he tells the Times is impossible at this stage.

He has been restoring the 1916 ketch called the Shawnee in his Newport Beach yard since 2006 and had a permit to do it, but it expired last year when he refused to give a completion date.

The City Council then voted to pursue legal action.

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