Storm carries boat from Gloucester to Cohasset
COHASSET, Mass. (WHDH) -- Intense winds and waves from this week’s nor’easter took a 40-foot vessel from its mooring in Gloucester 20 miles away to Cohasset.
“It was registered out of Gloucester. It’s amazing,” said Sgt. Jeff Treanor of the Cohasset Police Department.
The boat broke free from its mooring in Gloucester during the height of the nor’easter.
“This one was worse than Sandy, really it was,” said one man.
“I’m surprised to see a Gloucester boat here,” said Jack Previte, a retired fisherman.
Cohasset police received calls about the runaway boat. They said it’s amazing the boat beached itself in one piece.
“that area in particular is extremely rocky so it was very fortunate that the boat arrived in what appears to be [good] condition,” said Treanor.
There was some concern the boat would float into a nearby beachfront home, but the tide wasn’t quite high enough.
Local fishermen checked things out and said the boat appears to be okay and likely can be salvaged.
“Just got to dig it all out, get it out, somehow get it back out in the water,” said one man.
“It’s completely salvageable. Lobster boats are rugged boats and they can take a beach,” said Previte.
The owner of the boat is responsible for getting the boat off the beach. Police said the tides may be high enough in the next few days to float the boat out of the area.