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Schooner grounding off Maine coast

Coast Guard crews responded Saturday to a grounded commercial schooner near Fort Gorges in Casco Bay, Maine.

The vessel was carrying 23 passengers and four crewmembers when it ran aground. A 47-foot motor lifeboat, from Coast Guard Station Portland, responded to the scene.

All passengers were taken from the schooner and loaded onto the Portland fire boat, due to its passenger capabilities, and taken to State Pier. The schooners crew remained on board to aid the vessel. There are no reported injuries.

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