Halloween Party 2018
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Welcome to the Tiverton Yacht Club.  We are a small family oriented yacht club on the Sakonnet River in Tiverton, Rhode Island.  If you have a love for the water, for boats and for down to earth friendly people, you have found the right place.  

The sail boat is gone and the mooring once again belongs to the TYC.

That's what the Harbor Commissioner told me to pass on to the board.

During my afternoon visit and swim, I watched four divers placing air bags under the sunken boat. When I returned to the club about 6 pm tonight, the boat was still submerged. I could hear the noise of the air compressor as the crew worked on the boat.

It was a surreal experience as I watched the boat rise slowly from the depths of the water. Every ten minutes more and more of the boat became exposed. At approximately 6:40 pm the boat was righted except for the stern that appeared not too high above the water.

And it became a party atmosphere as several cars stopped, Jay,
Callie and Trish came over to the railings and Jeff and Owen  Caron joined the group. All eyes were on the boat and the two service boats nearby.

Speculation about what would happen next was answered by the Harbor Commissioner who also joined us. He said it would be towed soon to the ramp under the bridge and would be removed in the morning. He said the cost was $5,000.

Most of the people left as darkness fell. Jay, the Commissioner (I
knew his name but can't remember it) and myself stayed and watched the tow as it passed the TYC dock and then out of sight.

It was a good night at the TYC!

Jim Rogers

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