Wooden Boat Breaks Up Off South Jetty in Barnegat Light After Crew Rescued

The captain of an older wooden boat registered in Shinnecock, N.Y., told Coast Guard crews he was bringing the vessel to Barnegat Light for repairs when it ran into trouble near Barnegat Inlet Wednesday night.,, But on Friday, any destination that would have been in the commercial fishing segment of town was unknown. “Nobody knows anything about anybody coming here to work on a boat,” said Mayor Kirk Larson, a fishing fleet owner at Viking Village commercial dock. Thursday, the boat was snagged on low rocks and torn open, “taking a beating,” as observers reported. By Friday, the boat had broken up. “The rigging is collapsed into the water and there is nothing left but the bow of the boat,” Larson said. >click to read< 09:31

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