Thursday, September 18, 2008

Goodbye Enchantress...

Most of you have heard about the sad story associated with the Enchantress tugboat abandoned in Fidalgo Bay approximately eight years ago. Since then there have been a variety of efforts to save the old tug...

This will all come to an end this fall when Global Diving & Storage starts dismantling the boat for a total estimated cost of $300,000. Having visited the tug many times (although not being a shipwright or marine salvage expert) it would seem to be the right thing given the fact that it has been sitting on the bottom for many years and it would take considerably more to restore her. At the same time being a sucker for boats it is a sad day to see an important part of our maritime heritage meet an untimely end...

You can read the recent article in the Anacortes American about the Enchantress by Joan Pringle, here.


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