More Details on Nantucket Sailboat Collision

A Coast Guard Station Brant Point crew rescues four sailors from the water after their 40-foot sailing vessel sank in Nantucket Harbor. Photo/U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Brant Point.
A Coast Guard Station Brant Point crew rescues four sailors from the water after their 40-foot sailing vessel sank in Nantucket Harbor. Photo/U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Brant Point.

Details are emerging on the sailboat that sank in Nantucket Harbor on Friday morning, August 8, after colliding with another sailboat.

According to the Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror, the 40’ wooden sailboat Winnie of Bourne, a 1952 Concordia yawl, collided with the 46’ Swan Dragon outside the harbor at around 10:20 a.m. The Bourne, which received a cracked seam and 2” hole, sank while attempting to reach the harbor. All 4 people aboard were rescued and no injuries were reported. The Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

The sunken sailboat was raised from the harbor and placed on a barge on Sunday.

Read more about the sailboat sinking in Nantucket Harbor.