Maine Maritime Museum Facing Lawsuit Over Capsized Schooner
What was suppose to be a beautiful day on the Kennebec River aboard the Maine Maritime Museum schooner, the Mary E, turned into tragedy on July 30th as the vessel capsized on a cruise that had 15 passengers and 3 crew aboard.
Luckily, everyone on board that day was rescued although now a lawsuit by one of the passengers aboard that day contends that the Mary E wasn't seaworthy, and the staff operating the vessel were untrained to operate in poor weather conditions.
According to a report by WCSH 6, The Maine Maritime Museum had no comment on this lawsuit but an attorney out of Camden did file a complaint back in August asking for Maine Maritime Museum to be exonerated from any wrongdoing.
The passenger filing suit, Karen Baldwin indicated that she recalls having a safety briefing, but the people onboard were not being required to wear life vests during the cruise.
What exactly the passenger is seeking in damage compensation has not been released y her attorney.
Below is a YouTube report by WCSH 6 that shows the passengers perspective as the vessel was in the water capsized as people were waiting to be rescued.
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