Originally published in The Weekly Packet, August 27, 2020
Lobster boat sinks off Naskeag Point
Turn the Page hits ledge, captain taken to hospital
The 36-foot lobster boat Turn the Page, after it ran aground in Naskeag Harbor in Brooklin on the afternoon of August 26. Capt. Carl Gray was taken to the hospital.
by Leslie Landrigan
A 36-foot lobster boat, Turn the Page, sank off Naskeag Point on the sunny, breezy afternoon of August 26, according to a Department of Marine Resources statement.
The vessel, captained by 45-year-old Carl Gray of Sedgwick, hit a ledge in Naskeag Harbor, according to the statement.
The boat continued on until it eventually ran aground near the boat launch around 1:30 p.m., DMR said. That was two hours after low tide, and the incoming tide submerged the vessel.
One fisherman took Gray to the hospital, while other fishermen managed to tie the Turn the Page to the public pier at Naskeag Point.
A Marine Patrol officer responded to the report of the vessel’s sinking. Also responding to the U.S. Coast Guard’s summons were the Blue Hill and Brooklin fire departments, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Stonington Harbormaster.
A H Marine of Brooklin arrived to haul Turn the Page out of the water. As onlookers watched, fishermen helped tie the boat to the rig.