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Schooner with 49 passengers runs aground off Portland

the 88-foot schooner Wendameen ran aground, Saturday, July 30, north of Great Diamond Island, in Casco Bay near Portland, Maine. This is the second time in two months the Wendameen has run aground.
The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine  — An 88-foot excursion schooner has run aground for the second time in two months off the Maine coast.

Coast Guard Lt. Nick Barrow says the two-masted Wendameen with 49 passengers and three crew members ran aground at 4:36 p.m. Saturday north of Great Diamond Island, in Casco Bay. He says no one was hurt.

A 47-foot Coast Guard rescue boat was on the scene, along with a Portland fire boat and other vessels.

Barrow says the passengers were offloaded onto the rescue boats. The crew was expected to stay aboard until high tide.

On June 4, the same vessel ran around at a fort near the entrance of Portland Harbor. The 23 passengers were returned to shore and the four crew members stayed with the boat.

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