Harbormaster Bob Smith was called out today on a report from the U.S.C.G. of a "sunken barge with debris in the water" at Borden Light Marina. It was not determined who called the report in to the Coast Guard, but nothing unusual was found at the location. There were severe winds and very rough surf breaking over the barges at the breakwater, but no visual evidence that any of the barges had broken loose.
Harbormaster Bob Smith was called out late today for a report of a large dock floating loose in Battleship Cove. This broke free during the severe winds today. We were able to retrieve the dock and on it are (3) large swan eggs. Spectators said there was a swan on the dock as it was floating loose but left before we were able to get a line on the dock. We relocated the dock as close as possible to it's original location. Hopefully the mother will return and find these eggs as it is below freezing tonight.
Asst. Harbormasters Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine spent yesterday and today installing the boat ramp docks in the rain so that they are ready for the warm weather coming our way this week.
Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine installing a new sign kiosk and cleaning up Dave's Beach at the South Watuppa.
Asst. Harbormasters Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine were called out on the water today with a report of large clusters of tires floating in the river. These tires were all connected in bunches and were submerged 4 feet below the water.
Asst. Harbormasters Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine spent a cold morning on the water helping to make sure that people were safe at the Fall River Polar Plunge.
12:35 pm. Asst. Harbormasters Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine were dispatched to investigate a report of a large object floating in the river. They found a floating waterlogged piling that was over 40' long and estimated it's weight at 4000-5000 Lbs. The object was towed and secured to the State Pier.
Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine spent a cold day today disconnecting the new public dinghy docks in Battleship Cove and getting them ready to be put on land for the winter.
1:05pm Bob Smith responded on the water to a report of "something floating in the water" just south Bicentennial Park. After searching the area it was determined that what the caller saw was probably a conch trap that was placed close to the shoreline.
Paul Borges and Mike Lamarine from the Harbormaster Dept. spent the day and well into the night removing the floats from the boat ramp at Bicentennial Park. It is necessary to take these docks out of the water to prevent against ice damage.