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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Boat Fire In Polpis Harbor

A green 17' Bristol Skiff caught fire this afternoon and was drifting around the mooring field in East Polpis Harbor. It managed to catch another boat on fire before it was extinguished by the Marine Department. It was then towed up onto the beach at the east parking lot at Polpis Harbor where it was still smoldering several hours later. Here are a few shots I grabbed later in the afternoon-

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wrecked Sailboat On East Jetty

There is a wrecked sailboat on the rocks at the east jetty. I will grab some close-ups later from my boat if she's still there.

Live video feed:

At high tide today, TowBoatU.S. successfully towed the stricken old girl off the rocks and onto the beach at Brant Point between the railway and the Lighthouse. She suffered extensive damage to her hulls. They are thinking she is a total loss. The salvagers are making plans to tow her over to Grey Lady Marine, de-mast her and haul her out of the water.

Here is the Tow Boat US Boat out of Bass River, MA and the crew who towed the sailboat off the rocks-

And here is the stricken sailboat beached and taking on water-