From the Rappahannock Record:
After years of planning and saving, Smith Point Sea Rescue took delivery of a
new 43’ Donelle power boat trucked in from, Miramichi, New Brunswick, CA.
Purpose built for SPSR by Millennium Marine to support all seasons and heavy
weather use, the 43’ twin diesel is a no frills work boat.
Launching and christening will take place and Rescue III be pressed into service
in the early spring after final outfitting with state of the art electronics and
search and rescue equipment to be installed locally. Rescue III will join Sea
Rescue’s fleet to provide search and rescue support to the boating public of the
Northern Neck in the lower Potomac River and Central Chesapeake Bay.
Smith Point Sea Rescue receives no federal, State, or local government financial
support and none were provided for this additional capability. Rescue III is
funded by the generous support of the citizens of the Northern Neck and their
local foundations through grants and donations. You can contribute to SPSR
online at SmithPointSeaRescue.com, on Facebook at Smith Point Sea Rescue, or
directly at PO Box 662, Burgess, VA 22432. SPSR….”there when needed.”