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Beached crab boat refloated

Many hands and some well-timed weather helped a team of islanders to right and relaunch a crab-fishing boat that ran aground on Rose Spit. “We just got really lucky,” said Stan Hansen, who was hired along with Port Clements-based D&E Towing to try and clear the Carmanah Light off North Beach. Several volunteers also joined in, unloading dozens of crab pots to lighten the 14-metre steel boat. “By the time we went to take it off, it was perfect,” Hansen said. “The old girl almost jumped off the beach like she didn’t want to be there.” click here to read the story 08:32