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I'm surprised that Raw Faith has not shown up on the list yet:

Raw Faith and a crew of two left from Salem Harbor, MA bound for Bermuda on December 5. The crew were rescued by the USCG after the ship became disabled off the coast of Nantucket on Dec 7.

Coast Guard Rescues Crew Of 'Raw Faith' - Video - WMTW Portland

The ship is reported to have structural damage (how can one tell) and CG have NOT taken the ship in tow (and probably won't), and are currently deciding what to do with the vessel. The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance will remain on scene with the RawFaith.

I think that the Atlantic could use a new reef, right about where she is. Too bad that she has fuel aboard...
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Oh, so the boat was brought back in to safety?
Nope. She's on the bottom...

UPDATE: Maine-made tall ship, Raw Faith, sinks. Crew safe | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

The whole things smells a bit like carp.
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I looked through the site and apparently it did sink. I don't know the whole story behind it, but I will say I feel sorry foranyone that would put their entire life work into something then lose it that quickly. Especially on a boat, which we all seem to build especially close attachments to.

Obviously she was not very sea worthy, or he missed some critical components somewhere. 20-25 and 10-15 waves should not be that threatening.

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Hopefully the USCG used it for target practice and most of the fuel burned up to protect the little fishes.

At least this keeps the USCG for having to rescue the crew time and time again.

Can you believe they actually had a epirb??
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88 ft boat.
2 man crew.
1 survival suit.
No engine.

The skipper/builder was a menace and damned lucky nobody has died as a result of his arrogance.
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88 ft boat.
2 man crew.
1 survival suit.
No engine.

The skipper/builder was a menace and damned lucky nobody has died as a result of his arrogance.
+1

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88 ft boat.
2 man crew.
1 survival suit.
No engine.

The skipper/builder was a menace and damned lucky nobody has died as a result of his arrogance.
+2

This guy completely disregarded proven and accepted boat building practices, safety and sound engineering yet insisted he was the one being maligned.

There have been THREE USCG rescues since 2004 of the Raw Faith!! THREE!!!!!!

None of these rescues were in weather that should have even ruffled the feathers of an 88 foot vessel hell a good sailor could have sailed a Mac through this... I for one am glad the hulk sank before killing anyone, let alone a poor innocent handicapped child, which was the original intent of the skipper.

Can you say DELUSIONAL with a side order of Seroquel or Zyprexa.......

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She hasn't sunk yet...

May I suggest a Viking Funeral for the vessel?


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She hasn't sunk yet...

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"The Coast Guard reported just before 9 a.m. that the vessel sank with no one aboard about 118 miles southeast of the island, and asked that all mariners transiting the area keep a lookout and report sightings of any debris."

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Something tells me we are going to see the skipper working the church circuit shortly, telling his tale of woe and adventure and soliciting donations to do it all over again.

The worst part is that he is gonna get donations. People love the story of a lone man following a dream against all odds , fighting the authorities determined to end his quest...
hell this guy could end up becoming a Tea Party spokesman.
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