Rescue III

Rescue III – Christening – May 11, 2024

Smith Point Sea Rescue christened RESCUE III its newest heavy weather rescue boat at Buzzards Point Marina. The invocation and blessing were delivered by Shauna McCranie, Director, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. Special guests included Capt Peggy Britton, Deputy Commander USCG Virginia Sector, and Staff; Ann Eichenmuller, author of soon to be released “There When Needed, A history of Smith Point Sea Rescue” which commemorates SPSR’s 50 years of service to the Northern Neck; and Cory Guimond, President of Millennium Marine, RESCUE III’s builder. RESCUE III will join RESCUE I and RESCUE II in providing 24/7/365 search/rescue/support to the boaters of the lower Potomac and Central Chesapeake Bay. RESCUE III will be located in Reedville, while RESCUE I will be relocated to Smith Point Marina on the Little River. RESCUE II will continue to provide service out of Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina. SPSR would like to thank all who helped to make this day possible and to all who have contributed over the years to the building of RESCUE III. Smith Point Sea Rescue ….. “there when needed” because you made it happen.

Enjoy this video clip of Rescue III’s christening day edited by Cory Guimond of Millenium Marine.

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Rescue III Arrives – Nov 9, 2023

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, on Facebook at Smith Point Sea Rescue, or
directly at PO Box 662, Burgess, VA 22432. SPSR….”there when needed.”

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