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New Ephraim rescue boat makes maiden voyage

Over 300 hours of hard work over the winter months paid off over the weekend when the Ephraim Fire Department launched its new rescue boat. Purchased back in August, the Ephraim Fire Department upgraded the used vessels’ electronics to better fit the needs of its rescue operations when it leaves its home dock in Eagle Harbor. Not only will it be better for the people being rescued, Ephraim Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says it will be an improvement for the rescuers too.

The rescue boat plays a crucial role in lifesaving operations on Door County’s western coastline as it stays docked the entire season and can get some places quicker than other departments and agencies like the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

Picture courtesy of Ephraim Fire Department

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