To some of our readers you all may recall my lust for one of the nicest boats in our town, if not the Bay. Glenna Faye, a late 1940’s round stern Butler Built dead rise. If you are not familiar with her, she has been in service since the late 40’s and a serious workhorse. Never restored, but maintained and used. ALOT.
Every year she goes up on the Rails and is worked on, patched and then back to work. She loves it, we love it, and the Rogers family clearly loves it.
So what happened. Well, Glenna Faye was working like she always does, working the Traps, and she went up and Down on a wave and a trap stake. Which are basically huge poles that hold nets. And within one minute, went down with a huge hole.
There was a small row boat in the area as well, that saved the crew. But Glenna Faye was all but done. With just a small portion of her bow sitting up like a shark fin.
Reedville as a community jumped to the rescue. Competitors, friends and anyone that could help was there to an emergency patch, and place floats to get her to the point where she could be brought into the Railway to be brought up.
I am going to butcher this story which has many very dramatic details, as in some of the crew that could not swim that survived by some amazing heroism on the Rogers part. But todays story is some found photos that show how a community came together within minutes and saved the ship, and the real meaning of community.
AMAZING, and “Peel” Rogers shared with us some of the images. They are hard to see stuff since a small Kodak camera was used, and well. No iphones like today.