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Sunapee Dinner Boat Sinks in Harbor

Residents and a class from Slavin’s Haven preschool inspect the MV Kearsarge yesterday as it sinks into Sunapee Harbor in Sunapee.(Rob Strong photograph)

Residents and a class from Slavin’s Haven preschool inspect the MV Kearsarge yesterday as it sinks into Sunapee Harbor in Sunapee.(Rob Strong photograph)

Sunapee — A salvage team from Portsmouth, N.H., was expected to be in Sunapee Harbor today to survey the MV Keasarge, a dinner cruise boat that took on water last night while tied to the dock.

Listing to starboard, the stern of the 66-foot boat is mostly underwater and resting on the bottom in about 12 feet of water while the bow is poking out of the ice. A couple of lines have been tied off from the deck to the docks to prevent further movement.

Tim Fenton, whose family owns the boat, today said they have no idea what may have happened and will have to wait and see what divers find. The salvage team will decide the best way to get the boat out of the water, which is expected to be done either later today or tomorrow.

Pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Valley News and check back at www.vnews.com for more information on the MV Kearsarge from reporter Patrick O’Grady. O’Grady can be reached at ogrady56@yahoo.com.

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