The Evanston Fire Department’s WaveRunners got a workout before dawn this morning when a report came in of a small boat adrift on Lake Michigan.

It turned out that it was a Hobie Cat sailboat that belonged to the Wilmette Park District that had somehow worked loose from its mooring and drifted out onto the lake.

Firefighters on the WaveRunners managed to bring it back to shore at the Dempster Street beach.

There was no indication that anyone had been on board the boat.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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