Sunken boat recovered from Mattapoisett Harbor after extended search

Sep 13, 2021

MATTAPOISETT — On Saturday, Sept. 4, the vessel “Lady Hawk” sank in the vicinity of Nye’s Ledge off the coast of Mattapoisett Neck, according to the Mattapoisett Harbormaster.

The boat was reportedly carrying six people who were rescued by a good Samaritan that happened to be in the area when the boat began taking on water. All six were transported to Mattapoisett Boatyard without injury.

After several fruitless searches, the completely submerged vessel was later located the following week with the assistance of the Massachusetts Environmental Police in the vicinity of Nye’s Ledge.

The hazard to navigation was removed from the waterway on Sept. 11.

The Harbormaster thanked the Mattapoisett Fire Rescue, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Mattapoisett Boatyard and Tucker Roy Marine Towing & Salvage for their assistance with the incident.