Back in March, the Annisquam River buoy broke its mooring during a nor’easter and ended up on Coffin’s Beach in Gloucester, MA. At the end of May, the Gloucester Times reported, “This buoy’s going nowhere.” No one, it seems, was able to remove the buoy from the beach.
In early May, my parents moved to Gloucester. Their house is just up the hill from Coffin’s Beach.
Acting on a tip that an attempt to remove the buoy would be made this morning, my father headed down to the beach, camera in hand.
Riverside & Pickering’s 55-foot, 900 horsepower tug Creole Miss arrives on the scene:
Workmen approach the buoy with a heavy tow rope:
Creole Miss waits just off shore:
The buoy is rolled toward the water:
And away it floats: