Title

The Portland Harbor Commission last November allowed the Fairhaven, an 80-foot i

Authors

Josh Williamson

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-24-1997

Pages

9

Abstract

The Portland Harbor Commission last November allowed the Fairhaven, an 80-foot inactive commercial fishing vessel, to moor off the East End of Portland. The wooden boat sank on April 2, and the U.S. Coast Guard reported it leaking oil the next day. Wallace Brown, owner of the Fairhaven, said there was less than five gallons of fuel aboard, and the leakage stopped within one day. Coast Guard Petty Officer Timothy Black said the site has not been inspected a second time. More leakage was reported by a kayaker, and the Harbor Commission has given Brown until April 10 to raise and remove the vessel. Harbormaster Al Trefry last fall told the owners of the Fairhaven and three other vessels to remove them from their moorings, but the Harbor Commission allowed Brown to keep the Fairhaven moored.

Subjects

Harbor commissioners -- Portland

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