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Iceberg damages boats in South Harbor


A stray iceberg damaged several vessels in the South Harbor early Tuesday morning.

Assistant Harbor Master Ed Tagaban received the call around 1:30 a.m.

Tagaban estimated the iceberg’s surface to be around 40 to 50 feet in diameter and said, when he arrived, it had damaged the swim step on F/V Copasetic and was underneath two other vessels. The iceberg also punctured a hole through the stern of a vessel called the Sea Pride.

“It rolled under the boats and lifted them up a little bit on the sterns,” Tagaban said. “The tide was running really hard. There was nothing we could have pos...

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