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ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Two men on a sailboat at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor were unharmed when the mast of the boat came violently crashing down Saturday afternoon.  

The boat was in the boatyard having it’s mast removed by Leon’s Crane Service when the mast slipped.  The harbor’s travel lift was parked near the boat and the mast landed on it.  

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Mast being removed crashes onto the Habor’s travel lift.  Photo Joe Hanlon

There was no damage to the travel lift, according to Bill Bate, Atlantic Highlands Harbormaster.

The brand new boat is on its way from Florida to Canada.


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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...