Skipper Beaches Leaking Boat in New Harbor, ME
January 11, 2012
Lincoln County News: A quick thinking captain and a swift rescue operation prevented a shrimp trawler from sinking in New Harbor on the first day of shrimp season, January 2.
Frank Poland, captain and owner of the shrimp trawler Clara, intentionally ran the leaking boat aground about 100’ short of the New Harbor town landing “to keep it from sinking,” Bristol Fire Chief Paul Leeman said.
Leeman called Poland’s decision “a brilliant move.”