Boats Crash Off Noman's Land

No one was injured when two recreational vessels collided south of Noman’s Land Saturday.

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Vineyard Haven Schooner Rescue Is All-Out Effort

In a dramatic, all-hands-on-deck effort, the wooden schooner Tangier was hauled off a sandbar in Vineyard Haven harbor Tuesday morning after she went aground in gale-force winds during the weekend blizzard that lashed the Island.

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Boat Fire Off East Chop Destroys 38-Foot Pleasure Craft

A 38-foot pleasure craft caught fire off East Chop late Monday afternoon, sending a massive plume of black smoke high above Vineyard Sound and prompting a mass mutual aid response. All passengers were safely evacuated.

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Another Sea Tragedy In Vineyard Sound
Vineyard Gazette

Eight men, and perhaps others, paid the toll in a tragedy of the sea in Vineyard Sound last Friday morning, during a thick fog.

At six o’clock that morning, the fog lifting for a short while, the Cuttyhunk Coast Guard crew observed a distress signal at the masthead of a steamer of apparently 125 or 150 feet length, midway in the Sound between the Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands.

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Environmental Police Locate Sunken Sea Scalloper Offshore
Will Sennott

The 56-foot sea scalloping vessel that sank with four aboard on Nov. 24 has been located, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police. Maj. Patrick Moran confirmed that the F/V Leonardo was located on Sunday.

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The Auriga and Naushon Collide In the Mists of Monday Morning
Tom Dunlop

The SS Naushon collided head-on with the freight boat Auriga in thick fog at 8:55 yesterday morning.

The two Steamship Authority vessels hit one another about one mile east of Nobska lighthouse at Woods Hole. The Coast Guard said that at the time of the collision, seas were calm and the visibility was zero.

Fourteen people were injured, 11 passengers aboard the Naushon and three crew members on the Auriga. All were taken to Falmouth Hospital, but were released later in the day.

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Coast Guard Responds to Disabled Cruise Ship Off Cuttyhunk

A cruise ship that became disabled off Cuttyhunk Friday afternoon was safely escorted by tug to Newport.

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Boating Mishap Leaves Power Vessel Aground

Salvage efforts were under way Saturday for a boat that struck a jetty trying to navigate into the Oak Bluffs harbor Thursday evening.

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Electrolysis of Metals Caused Dragger Sinking
Vineyard Gazette
The dragger Viking, Capt. A. Coutinho of Vineyard Haven, sank alongside of the harbor bulkhead during Monday night.
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Islander Ruptures on Rocks Sea Disaster Averted
Joseph B. White

The motor semi Islander struck submerged rocks moments after leaving the Oak Bluffs wharf at 9:15 Wednesday morning and began taking on water through five holes ripped in her hull. But the vessel’s captain, Antone Jardin, wrestled the foundering ship back to port, averting a major disaster and possible sinking of the ship.
The cause of the mishap is under investigation by the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety office in Boston, but Coast Guard officials said yesterday it appears that a previously unplotted rock in the channel may have caused the damage. Earlier reports that a key buoy had drifted out of place were discounted by the Coast Guard and Steamship Authority officials.

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