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The 60-foot Find Time yacht was above water again early Thursday morning, Sept. 5. A floating crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site, coupled with huge pumps bailing water, were used to raise it the previous night. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Success: Sunken yacht raised on second attempt


The second tried proved to be the charm for the crew working to raise a sunken yacht in the St. Croix River at Hudson.

A crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site was able to lift the 65-foot, three-story SkipperLiner to the surface early Thursday morning, aided by huge pumps that bailed water from the boat as it was raised.

The Edward Kraemer & Sons crane arrived at the dock along the dike road in Lakefront Park sometime around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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