Friday, November 2, 2012

In the wake of Sandy

Stunning view of the Mantoloking Bridge with Beaton's Boatyard in the upper left quadrant.

Views of the devastation at Beaton's frontong on the river.

Sjogin as she was.

Tuckerton Seaport

Scenes of devastation at Morgan Marina on Raritan Bay in central NJ where Adam Turinas, a fellow blogger, keeps his boat. Apparently Adams boat was damaged but not irretrievable. More at Messing About in Sailboats

Well, quite a storm. This is not meant to be a comprehensive report, but a bit of local news. And a plea for some help. Both Beaton's and the Tuckerton Seaport are reporting heavy damage. Both, as of Thursday, are in need of generators, so if any of you can help with this, try and contact them. It may not be easy, I'll post both their websites which have contact info, but phone lines are likely still out, cell also, my best guess is to contact via Facebook, where the requests were made.
As far as I can gather, CBMM, ISM and Mystic are all relatively unscathed, as are most of the 'tall ships' in this area.
Alas not so for Russ Mannheimer's  Sjogin, a much adored double ender of Swedish design. She sank in the storm, moored at Beaton's. No word yet of her location or condition, though hopes of salvage are circulating on the Woodenboat Forum and FB. Time will tell. There a moment on this NBC clip where you can see Sjogin and Suzanne Beaton.
And finally, we must mark the sad passing of the HMS Bounty, crew member Claudene Christian, a descendent of Fletcher Christian, and Captain Robin Walbridge.

Originally posted by Thomas Armstrong on 70.8%