Tall Ship Makes Unexpected Stop In Sackets Harbor


A tall ship in need of repairs has made an unexpected stop in Sackets Harbor.

The "Halie and Matthew" limped into Navy Point Marine on Monday, three weeks after it ran into a gale.

The vessel had been participating in the Great Lakes Tall Ship Challenge about 30 miles east of Quebec City when a wind gust of 55 to 60 knots caused some damage.

The wind broke the ship's bowsprit and shredded its jib.

The crew tried to line up repairs in Quebec City and Montreal, but had no luck.

They did have luck at Navy Point Marine, where the 118-foot ship is docked.

In addition to finding someone to fix the ship, the crew needed to find a place deep enough to dock.

Sackets Harbor fit the bill.

The "Halie and Matthew" was launched in 2005 from Eastport, Maine.

The crew hopes to have the ship fixed by the middle of next week, in time to rejoin the tall ship challenge either in Chicago or Green Bay.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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