Update: With lots of help from friends, boat owner Kate Rhinehardt said Tuesday that the sailboat was raised in three hours on Monday afternoon and is now afloat.
“I really want to give a shout out to Robbie Campbell, to Mike Cusumano, who did the diving job to get the boat afloat, and to others who helped.” said Rhinehardt
A sunken sailboat at the end of a dock at Boothbay Harbor restaurant Mystic Mermaid has made a local splash. The boat, owned by Edgecomb resident Kate Rhinehardt, likely sank Jan. 24 due to heavy rains after the recent snowfall, said acting harbormaster Nick Upham. The boat was already tied up to the dock before likely succumbing to the elements and sinking in place, Upham said.
No information was available on when the vessel might be removed. Rhinehardt was not immediately available for comment.