BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The fisherman whose body was found floating off Boothbay Harbor on Sunday has been identified.

The Maine Marine Patrol told the Lincoln County News that the fisherman was
77-year-old Earl Brewer of Boothbay Harbor.

At around 1 p.m., the United States Coast Guard said that a local fishing vessel captain notified authorities that Brewer’s lobster boat, the Sea Foam, was adrift without anyone on board just south of Spruce Point in Linekin Bay. 

A search was conducted by two Coast Guard Rescue boats and a Jayhawk rescue helicopter. Brewer’s body was retrieved one mile south of Squirrel Island.

In Brewer’s death notice, which was released Monday by the Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, a time of visitation with his family will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

In May, a sea committal with a boat parade will be held. The date and times have not been announced.