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Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...
The rock he(we) hit is about 4' under at HW. It's well charted but as we know, if you become a little lazy piloting, rocks get hit.
Active Captain has a warning posted for this rock (I think it is this rock) that says the following:
"Give this marked rock extra clearance to the North because of a submerged ledge. Several boats have reportedly gone aground just north of the charted rocks. Also, beware the ebb current can set you southward of your intended course."
At least according to this, it sounds as though perhaps the rock is a little farther north than the chart shows (although I'm a bit suspicious that perhaps that is just a convenient excuse for getting caught by the ebb tide).
Shame about the boat. Looks like a beauty.