Allen was born on 13 June 1953 in Denver, Colorado to Martha Katherine (née Fox), a community-service worker, and Gerald M. Dick, a real estate agent. He is the third oldest of six children. Allen has two older brothers as well as two younger brothers and a younger sister. His father died in a car accident in November 1964, colliding with a drunk driver when Allen was 11.
Allen's other films include Tropical Snow (1988), Galaxy Quest (1999), Joe Somebody (2001), Zoom (2006), Wild Hogs (2007), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2010), 3 Geezers! (2013), and El Camino Christmas (2017).
The U.S. Coast Guard was aware of the spill and oversaw the marina’s cleanup efforts. Officials from Mackinac Environmental and the Leelanau Township Fire Department deployed brooms and hundreds of absorbent pads to clean up the diesel from the water.
Northport Village Marina Harbormaster Bill Rosemurgy told the Traverse City Record-Eagle the spill was first reported late Sunday afternoon. Rosemurgy said the spill is mostly contained within the marina, which remained closed until Monday evening.
According to Leelanau Township Fire Chief Hugh Cook, the leak stemmed from a fuel filter issue on the boat which caused diesel to spill into the yacht’s engine compartment. After the compartment was filled with fuel, the bilge pump dumped the fuel out into the marina.
The 69-year-old estimated that 11 gallons of fuel spilled into the harbor. However, Rosemurgy suspected that the number is closer to 30 gallons. He noted that while it may not sound like much, diesel fuel can spread faster because it is more oily in comparison to gasoline. Continue reading
One eyewitness claimed she saw several dead ducklings, as well as carp and pike in the marina. However, Cook said he does not believe the spill has affected wildlife in the area.