Boat Saved in Jewett Cove

On August 8th, at 9:30 AM, we received information from the County Dispatch center that a boat reported was taking on water in Long Cove on the South-East coast of the island.  The department responded immediately and with the help of Harbor Master Bud Gallagher, and assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, Boothbay Harbor, ME, we located the boat (it was actually in Jewett Cove, the cove just to the south of Long Cove).  By the time we arrived with de-watering pumps, the boat only had about 2″ of freeboard left before it would have capsized and sunk.  Following successful de-watering, the immediate cause of the flooding could not be determined, so again with the assistance of Harbor Master Gallagher and his boat, the craft was towed over to Robinhood Marina in Georgetown where it was hauled out of the water on a travel lift.  All Fire Department Personnel and assisting parties returned safely.

 

Westport Island 10K Road Race – Update

More Information – As Promised –

The 13th Annual Westport Island 10K Race and 5K Fun Walk is being held on September 10th, 2017.

If you want to register, visit www.westportisland.org.  There you will find everything you need to know.

The 5K Fun Walk will start at 8:00 A.M.  The 10K Race starts at 9:00 A.M.

All profits from the race are being donated to the Westport Volunteer Fire Department by the race founder and organizer Rob Whitney of Massachusetts and Westport Island.