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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vinalhaven Ferry Strikes Ledge

By Stephen Betts

Vinalhaven — A backup ferry heading for Rockland from Vinalhaven the morning of June 3 struck a ledge, forcing it to return to port.

There were no injuries, according to the U.S. Coast Guard office in Portland.

The 104-foot, 198-gross-ton Everett Libby left Vinalhaven on the regularly scheduled 8:45 a.m. trip to Rockland. The ferry struck the ledge not long after leaving the island. The 15-mile trip to Rockland normally takes one hour and 15 minutes.

There were 38 people aboard the ferry when the mishap occurred.

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