Sad story: Sinking of the Norwester
Good captains watch their charts. Otherwise....
Fred and I were cruising near Stuart Island when John Wayne's old boat the Norwester was run aground and abandoned at the mouth of Prevost Harbor. Probably distracted by the promotional video being shot during the trip, the captain failed to follow the chart showing a reef that experienced boaters are well familiar with.
This was a huge story for the area's passionate wooded boat community. Outcry split between praying the boat would be saved and berating the owners for letting the accident happen and their questionable tactics for trying to save her.
Ultimately the boat drifted off the rocks and became a hazard to navigation before a salvage barge craned it up and hauled it to the dump.
7/12/2021 07:49:23 pm
Well darn…. I didn’t know this existed. I was a teenager in love with John Wayne once upon a time. Such a classic.
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