|The crew of the Yorktown moves the gangplank into position.|
|Note some leaves by the gangplank.|
First, the tethers tossed by a crewman got tangled up in the branches. The worker on the ground had a some trouble reaching the line, eventually jumping up to pull the green ropes through the boughs.
Then, the metal gangplank itself had to be pushed through the leaves, pulling down several branches with it.
After disembarking from the Yorktown, the first thing Capt. Jim Abbruzzi said to the crowd was an apology. He was sorry the tree was damaged by the gangplank and promised to do better on the ship’s next visit to town on Sunday.
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Other images from the day:
|Felicia Fairchild, executive director of the Saugatuck Douglas Convention and Visitors Bureau, talks with volunteers at Wicks Park before the arrival of the Yorktown on Friday morning.|
|The Yorktown and the chain ferry.|
|The captain of the Yorktown ascends the steps at the gazebo at Wicks Park.|
|Saugatuck City Councilman Henry Van Singel rests on a bench at Wicks Park next to the Yorktown.|