Lobsterman recounts fire that destroyed boat, forced crew to go overboard

Todd Simmons and Damon Crumett were returning late Tuesday afternoon from hauling traps off Port Clyde when the engine to the 38-foot lobster boat Prestige began “cutting out.” The 57-year-old Simmons of Port Clyde, who was captain of the Prestige, said he noticed one of the gauges showed that the engine was overheating. He started to go down to look at the engine and when he opened the door, smoke began billowing out of the boat. >click to read< 06:55

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