SPECTACLE: A boat abandoned nearly 20 years ago behind the Inverness Store has drawn droves of photographers. A fire early Monday morning destroyed the stern, setting off sorrowful panegyrics on social media sites.     Katie Eberle

The long abandoned boat stuck in the mud flats of Tomales Bay, which has lured droves of photographers over the years, lit up in flames in the wee hours of Monday morning. Officials have not identified the cause, but pictures on social media of sparks circling the boat have spurred suspicion and anger online.

The fire was . . .

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