BATH — The U.S. Coast Guard and marine inspectors are investigating why a historic schooner, owned by the Maine Maritime Museum, capsized on Friday evening, sending 15 passengers and three crew into the waters of the Kennebec River.
All 18 people were successfully rescued. One woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution after being in the cold water, according to news reports.
The vessel, the “Mary E,” was originally built in 1906 as a fishing schooner.
It was acquired by the museum and then relaunched in 2018.
The partially submerged schooner was towed to shallow water near the museum.