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Kavanaugh’s fireboat
  • Published
    May 16, 2010

    Owls Head couple buys Portland fireboat

    When the city of Portland commissioned its new fireboat two months ago, the retired fireboat it replaced was put up for sale in a sealed bid auction. John and Theresa Kavanagh of Owls Head were the winners of that auction, with a bid of $25,000. "We had probably bid on three or four other boats," Theresa Kavanagh said May 8. "We knew our price range and what things were worth." She said they had looked at ...

  • Published
    February 18, 2010

    Rockland Marine, Wayfarer collaborate on fireboat repairs

    The motor vessel City of Portland IV, the fireboat for its namesake city, returned to the water Feb. 17 after repairs were completed at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. The fireboat ran aground in November during a rescue operation off Jewell Island, about an hour from Portland. Wayfarer provided sheltered workspace for Rockland Marine, which received the bid contract to do the repairs. According to Wayfarer ...

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