Sunday, August 23, 2009

Historic Tugboat Sinks

A historic US Navy tugboat sank last week in San Francisco Bay. The Wenonah sank from unknown causes off of a pier on the north side of Treasure Island on August 17. This created a small oil spill that reached the Berkeley Marina on the flood tide.

The ship is owned by
the Historic Tugboat Education and Restoration Society.

The tug is sitting in about 30 feet of water. The salvage plan has been delayed a couple times. It is hoped that the tug will be raised next week.

SFGate has an article here. The San Jose Mercury News has a story here.

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