(Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

(Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Boat pushed ashore at Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — A boat that was anchored in Port Townsend Bay for several months is seen Sunday after breaking anchor and getting pushed to the beach at the Port Townsend Boat Haven.

Jim Pivarnik, executive director of the Port of Port Townsend, said Monday that the sailboat was still there.

“We suspect the boat was abandoned,” he said. “It’s in pretty bad shape.”

It was anchored on property owned by the state Department of Natural Resources and now is on port property.

Pivarnik said the port likely will haul it out and store it in the boatyard.

The port already has reported it to DNR, which has a process it must take that might eventually lead to authorizing the port to destroy the vessel.

There are no fuels or any other hazards on board, Pivarnik said.

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