'Scary at first,' but boating accident ends with only bent prop
July 19, 2023
"It could have been a whole lot worse," Scott Brown said of running his 27-foot Tollycraft on to a rock in Circle Bay on the south side of Woronkofski Island last week.
No one was hurt, the boat didn't take on water, and the only damage was a bent prop, Brown said July 12, the day after the mishap.
Brown was piloting the boat, the Shawna Lea, named for his wife, around the southwest corner of Hat Island in the bay, "not paying attention to the depth," he said.
It was about 10 a.m. July 11, soon after high tide. "The tide had pushed me in toward the island," he said, when he hit a rock. The...