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
Julia Wells

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
Steve Myrick

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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Shenandoah's Yawl Boat Destroyed in Harbor Collision
Steve Myrick

The U.S. Coast Guard investigated a mishap in which a fishing boat struck the yawl boat of the schooner Shenandoah Wednesday. The yawl boat, hanging from davits off the stern of the Black Dog ship, was destroyed; the two larger vessels were unharmed.

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One Dragger Sinks, Another Damaged In Mishap Off Dogfish Bar
Steve Myrick

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into the sinking of a the fishing boat Robert C. Monday afternoon off Dogfish Bar at the western end of the Vineyard, remains open and active, according to a Coast Guard spokesman The owner of the sunken vessel reportedly has decided not to salvage the 33-foot wooden boat, which went down in 40 to 50 feet of water after colliding with another fishing boat.

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Coast Guard Ends Search for Owner of Sailboat

A wide-ranging air and sea search for the owner of a 13-foot Hobie Cat was called off late Saturday after the boat owner called the Coast Guard to identify himself. The unmarked sailboat was found washed ashore with its sails up near Lake Tashmoo on Friday.

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