EVERETT, Wash. - The Coast Guard says a 67-foot, wooden pleasure boat ran aground near the Everett Marina after its operator miscalculated its position.
The Cape Caution, built in 1939, ran aground in shallow water about 500 feet offshore Friday night. The operator of the vessel managed to get safely ashore in a dinghy, but the boat began to list and then was declared to have sunk as the tide came in about 4 a.m. Saturday.
The Coast Guard responded to help make sure any pollution from the incident was contained. An estimated 100 gallons of diesel was on board at the time, but no spill was immediately reported and Global Diving and Salvage of Seattle surrounded the vessel with boom.
The operator reported that he miscalculated the vessel's position while entering the Snohomish River.