One day a bunch of years ago I was heading east inside of Matinicus and noticed a peculiar, really odd looking vessel heading in from offshore. I altered course a bit to take a closer look, maybe offer assistance. Turns out it was a big ocean racing sailing catamaran motoring in that had hit a submerged container at speed, in the dark. One of the guys on deck said they were doing almost 20 knots at the time. It snapped one of the hulls up at a 90 degree angle, which they had jury rigged and hoisted clear of the water. Then they pumped water ballast into the other hull to raise it out as much as possible to reduce drag. The hulls were constructed with several water tight bulkheads for just this reason, so they weren’t really in danger of sinking, said the other guy on deck. “You win some, you lose some” said the first guy as they headed towards Rockland. I’m thinking that was a big win, and the reason I don’t go offshore at night anymore.
Funny that today, the captain of the boat that picked up the lumber happened to bring some pictures to the boatyard today, and one of them was of the wood they picked up . He said they just picked up a few that were still bundled , but it was floating every where
About 5-6 years ago I’m in the BHM on a charter.
I see something ahead of me in the water. I was heading out of the harbor towards Deer Island.
As I got closer to the object it was a floating dock, about 3’ X 16’ long.
The top of it was concrete.
Could have ruined someone’s day.
Called the CG & waited for them to show up and to make sure no boat hit it.