Sunken Boat in Wiscasset Harbor Will be Marked

A wooden World War II-era minesweeper that sank in Maine’s Wiscasset Harbor over the winter will be marked with buoys to warn boaters of its presence.

The 66′ vessel sank at its mooring off the former Mason Station power plant on Birch Point in 30 to 40 feet of water during a blizzard on January 4. Its sail mast is visible during low tide but not at high water, and therefore could pose a hazard to unsuspecting boaters.

It is not known whether the owner of the vessel has made any plans to recover the boat.