Sinking Mystery – Solved

kearsagesundayIt was a small eraser size hole in the coupling of sea valve, which slowly sank the Mt. Kearsage Dinner boat on Thursday evening, the Fenton family announced on Monday. They also said the port engine was the likely trigger and that the vessel received additional damage to the rudders after the boat made contact with the lake bottom. The boat was checked on about 4 pm that day and was fine then.
Although the boat may need to come out of the water for additional repairs, it is now floating on its own and necessary repairs will be made after the drying out and cleanup process.
The Fentons commend Black Dog Divers, Clean Harbors, Dive Winnipesaukee, Fred and Donna Nashawatay, National Wrecker Service, New Hampshire DES, S. G. Reed Towing, Richard Osborne, Tow Boat US, Town of Sunapee including Fire, Police, Highway and Water Departments and Wrightway Landscaping for their superb work in getting the Kearsage afloat again.
The Fenton family anticipates the vessel will be shipshape and operational again in time for the 2013 sailing season on Lake Sunapee, and they look forward to welcoming back both old and new customers this summer.
“We would like to sincerely thank the community for all the good thoughts and support that you have sent our way these past few days. We are so lucky to live in such a great, thoughtful and caring community. We are very thankful that no one was injured when the boat sank or during the recovery operations. Thank you again for your thoughts and support; this is why we love this area.” said Mary Beth Fenton

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