Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Moonlight Maid goes down

We lost a special boat with the sinking of the Moonlight Maid last week south of Resurrection Bay. Fortunately, the Coast Guard rescued all four people aboard. Clayton Paddock, who said he captained the vessel during the salmon season but had been off the boat for about a month, sent these photos. The mermaid was painted on the stack. The 110-foot wood-hulled boat was built in 1942 as a Navy subchaser, and was among a very few still afloat. More details here.


Anonymous said...

We lost one of the best looking tenders on Prince William Sound.


Anonymous said...

spent more than half of my life with her. SO sad to see her go. she was more than just a boat she was family!

Anonymous said...

I was tied up near them when in Seward and talked with some of the crew. If they still had a grid in Seward, they would have used it to check the bottom. Taking out the grid in Seward years ago was a disservice to vessels needing to change zincs or inspect their hulls. Now its the travel lift or nothing.