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Ferrysburg (Grand Haven Tribune) - A 42-foot yacht was being refloated late Sunday night after the owner beached the listing vessel near the Veit's Landing condominiums east of Smith's Bayou bridge.
Richard Lubbers of Spring Lake said he was rafted with some other boats in the bayou east of Smith's Bridge late Sunday afternoon when someone told him his large wooden boat, named "Wreckless," was listing.
"There was a lot of people on board so it was difficult to tell at first," Lubbers said.
But when he checked, he noticed water coming in and the bilge pumps shooting water out.
"I asked everyone to get off and began untying" from the other boats, Lubbers said.
When he realized the water was coming in faster than the pumps could send it back out, he said he threw off the lines and took his boat straight to shore.
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