Long Island Shipwreck- Roger Ventures
Jones Beach Shipwreck, Field 6
On June 9, the Captain Leroy III was towing the Roger Ventures (shown here), and they had to drop the tow; they were disabled," said Lt. Alaina Fagan, a Coast Guard spokeswoman. She added both the Fire Island and Jones Beach Coast Guard stations responded." They were unable to tow the vessel, because there was nothing to hook a towline to the vessel, and the Roger Ventures remained adrift and grounded," the next day.
The old and battered 40-foot-long wooden fishing boat washed up on Jones Beach State Park last and was abandoned by its owner has won a temporary last-minute reprieve, officials said.
Instead of being broken up and hauled off as initially planned, the Roger Ventures will be inspected to see if it might be reused by a state agency.