BIG EARL: Shrimp boat looks to hit the water again this spring

Big Earl stuck in sand in Holden Beach May 14, 2018. (Photo: WWAY)

HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Do you remember Big Earl? It’s the shrimping trawler that ran aground at Holden Beach last May and then became an obsession for the people of the Cape Fear.

Now, things are looking up for Earl.

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According to the shrimper “Big Earl” Facebook page, the repairs on the motor and other mechanical issues have been fixed.

They say they’re waiting on good weather to paint and finish some other minor issues.

The boat should be back in the water this spring and finally back to catching shrimp.