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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wreck Towed Off Beach

The wreck which was littering the shore at Monomoy for the past nine months was finally towed off the beach last week. A salvage crew turned the wreck around on the beach and waited for high tide to tow it into deep water. I was hoping that the boat would be cut up where it lay on the beach and then brought to the dump. Instead, she was towed and put back on a mooring in the harbor. I am not sure if the taxpayers of Nantucket paid for all of this. Hopefully not and the owner of the wreck paid for the salvage operation himself. Here are a few pictures of the salvage operation in progress-


6 comments:

Jaime Michele Connelly said...

Thank god! That was such a sore sight to the eyes on Monomoy. Thanks for posting photos! Do you know who moved it? And HOW did they turn it around?

Martie said...

Sunken Ship was the salvage company. It looks like they used a Bobcat machine to turn the wreck around on the beach and point it towards the water.

Jimmy said...

I visit in the summer (fyi, only a few days and NO car) and was not even aware of this. What was the story with that boat - how did it get there and what was wrong with it?

Martie said...

A livaboard owns the wreck. Not sure where he is now. It ended up on the beach during a gale of wind where it sat for 9 months. I'm still not sure who paid for the salvage. Hopefully the owner will cut it up soon and bring it to the dump.

seymour bottoms said...

Why does the town or Coast Guard allow this dangerous wreck to moor here?

Martie said...

Nice alias.
Not sure why the wreck is allowed to moor here. This happens every year. The owners leave the island in the fall after living on these wrecks all summer. The first gale of wind and the wrecks end up on our beaches where they stay for several months even several years. What a mess.