Inside the frigid effort to rescue a wrecked fishing boat in Maine

Inside the frigid effort to rescue a wrecked fishing boat in Maine

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Steady winds blew through the cold air at Trendy Point Friday morning, as heavy equipment began crushing the hull of the Tara Lynn II into fiberglass scrap. The fishing boat crashed onto the beach in the early hours of Saturday morning, before a record storm hit.

With an environmental remediation and salvage plan in place and the approval of several government agencies, landowners and the Coast Guard, workers toil in sub-freezing temperatures, on icy rocks, trying to remove any reusable fishing gear from the ship before dismantling it. The pieces are transported in dump trucks.

Tara Lynne II’s owner, David Osier, stood impassively watching his boat tear apart.

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