Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Firefighters Respond to Oil Spill on the Saugatuck

Westport firefighters responded to an oil spill on the Saugatuck River after a boat sunk off a private dock on Manitou Court Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a call just after 2 p.m. and found a 1950, 30-foot, wooden-hull Chris-Craft, owned by a Norwalk resident, sunken in the water and an oily sheen on the surface.

The boat sank apparently when the on-board pump lost power, according to a fire department press release.

The owner claimed the boat had a minimal amount of gasoline in preparation for hauling the boat out for the winter season, the release said.

First Ceremonial Duty

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, in his first ceremonial function as the town’s new leader, addressed tonight’s tree lighting ceremony on Main Street. He said he remembered Main Street as a youngster growing up here and that while the street has changed over the years, the people of Westport helped it maintain its small town feeling. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com