Coast Guard investigates lobster boat sinking

JONESPORT, Maine — U.S. Coast Guard officials are investigating why a 35-foot lobster boat sank overnight Monday near the Jonesport Bridge.

Lt. Scott McCann said the owner of the boat contacted the Coast Guard Tuesday morning to say the boat had been on its moorings Monday night but was underwater by morning.

“We don’t know why it happened,” McCann said shortly before noon Tuesday. “We’ll be investigating the cause.”

The owner, whose name was unavailable, planned to salvage the boat, the Riley Anna, later in the day Tuesday, McCann said.

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