NECN: "You can see it right there. It has some cracked windshields. ... They were able to get one engine up and running. The Coast Guard escorted them back in."
But before that, the boat was stranded for about four hours. Shrum said people got sick from the boat's violent rocking.
But Shrum actually used some of the skills he showcases with his band, The Interlopers, to help calm passengers. He played the trumpet.
"I tried to play ocean-themed music," he said. "I played 'Under the Sea,' 'Octopus Garden' and then as a joke — I played 'Jaws.'" (Video via Disney / 'The Little Mermaid,' Universal Pictures / 'Jaws')
Some perfectly chosen tunes there. Luckily, no passengers were hurt. They were refunded their tickets and given help with other travel when the ferry finally docked. The captain was treated for a minor injury to his hand.