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Craft sustains damage after it beaches south of city

September 20, 2012
By KYLE WHITNEY - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - A sailboat broke loose from Marquette's lower harbor Monday night and washed up on the shore along U.S. 41, south of the Carp River.

The U.S. Coast Guard and city police were notified of the incident Tuesday morning - police received several calls shortly after 8 a.m.

Beyond verifying that no one was in distress, the Coast Guard had no other involvement in the incident. The Coast Guard would not release the boat owner's name.

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After breaking loose from a mooring in the Lower Harbor Monday night, a sailboat washed up on the Lake Superior shore in Marquette, south of the Carp River. The Marquette City Police Department contacted the boat’s owner, who removed the vessel from the shore Tuesday evening. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)

City police orchestrated the boat's removal.

"We were able to locate and notify the owner and he made arrangements for the retrieval," said Mike Angeli, police chief and harbormaster in the city of Marquette.

The boat was removed Tuesday evening, according to Angeli.

Kyle Whitney can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.



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