Chipper B’s Saga Ending Soon?

It’s been over 4 months since a nor’easter caused Chipper B to break from its mooring.

It washed up on the shores of Saugatuck Shores. It’s been there ever since.

Today, neighbors were pleased to see heavy equipment surround the vessel.

(Photo/Jeff Manchester)

It’s not clear what’s happening, or whether the machines belong to the town or an insurance company.

But — to the relief of many residents — Chipper B may soon have a new home.

10 responses to “Chipper B’s Saga Ending Soon?

  1. In other local news, a Westport developer has submitted an unusual 19 unit 8-30g affordable housing application and companion text amendment for something the submission materials describe as a Tidal Opportunity Zone.
    The project’s proponents explain that the development’s small units – which feature pipe berths and galley kitchens – are intended to appeal to young professionals who embrace a reduced carbon footprint and water views.

  2. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Tidal Opportunity Zone……hmmmm sounds like realestateeze to me…lets see how many fools can be convinced to buy in an area that could ( will) flood.

  3. Bill Boyd... Staples 66

    I’ve owned boats and when they go aground it is a massive headache and great potential expense… it can and does happen to even the most vigilant….so my sympathies for the owner and…I won’t use this as an opportunity for “humor.”

    • Bill the boat is derelict. It belongs in a dump. It’s unfortunate the owner let it fall into disrepair and it’s unfortunate it was not well secured as to become a headache and eyesore for so many others.

      • PS. This is not the first or second or third time there has been an issue with the owner or his boats. You can see his other derelict vessel ashore a few hundred feet away.

  4. I think some folks missed seeing the tongue bulging in Morley Boyd’s cheek.