2 Schooners Go Adrift in Portland Harbor

The Wendameen is towed off the ledge by Capt. Warner Ogden of Sea Tow Portland-Midcoast Maine.
The Wendameen in tow.

Portland Press Herald: Portland police have joined the Coast Guard investigation into how 2 large commercial schooners at the Maine State Pier became adrift overnight [Sept. 31-Oct. 1], and one of the boat owners says she is certain it was an act of vandalism.

The Coast Guard received a call at 4:30 a.m. from a worker on the waterfront who reported that the 88’ Wendameen was adrift and pinned against a work barge at the pier. The Coast Guard dispatched a small boat to check on it and when it arrived, the crew realized another schooner, the 74’ Frances, was not at its customary berth.

Read more about the schooners Frances and Wendameen that went adrift in Portland Harbor.