18 rescued from capsized schooner in Kennebec River, Maine

Mary E (Photo: Maine Maritime Museum)

The US Coast Guard responded to a report of a capsized schooner in the Kennebec River in Maine on the evening (local time) of Friday, July 30.

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England watchstanders received a report that the historic schooner Mary E capsized near Doubling Point with 18 people on board.

The coast guard despatched a Station Boothbay Harbor boat crew. The Bath Fire Department and local marine assistance provider Sea Tow arrived on scene first and rescued all 18 people from the water and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

A Sea Tow vessel towed the partially submerged schooner to shallow water near the Maine Maritime Museum. The coast guard said the schooner no longer represents a hazard to navigation in the area.

The incident remains under investigation.

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