Marblehead Harbormaster Mark Souza put out a warning Tuesday afternoon as Hurricane Lee makes its way up the Atlantic.
“The projected path and forecast for Hurricane Lee is still uncertain, but at the very least we are expecting tropical storm force gusts, coastal flooding and high seas,” Souza wrote in an email to boat owners. “We will be raising gangways on Thursday afternoon around 12 p.m. and recommend you check your launch servicer’s websites for updates about suspension of service timeframes. Please remove all tenders from town docks and kayaks from town racks prior to Thursday at noon.
Hurricane Lee is Category 3 storm right now. It is not clear whehter it will impact the New England coast. but the Outer Cape and Nantucket are in the so-called forecast cone, according to WCVB-TV.
“We urge you to make the necessary preparations to protect your vessels,” Souza wrote. “We will not risk life to save property during the storm so haul your vessel if possible. If you are unable to haul the vessel, try to move to a safer location and/or make sure your bilge pumps are operational, secure any loose items on deck and reinforce your pennants.”
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