While the Hurricane Florence impacted Duck Creek Marina in New Bern, NC, many sail and power boats were effected by storm surge and winds. Due to the height of the surge, some vessels floated off of their jack-stands. The surge height was predicted to be between 9-13 feet. We were told that the height reached 11 feet. Some were damaged, others were sat back on Earth once the surge subsided. As soon as was safe and possible after the storm, the boatyard response at Duck Creek Marina after Hurricane Florence was swift. The travel lifts and cranes were active yesterday and today. Vessels were carefully lifted and returned to safety.
Since we were anchored very close to Duck Creek Marina, many friends asked for images in their documentation efforts. We visited and captured these photos and a full video walk-through we will post in a future post. Hopefully these images will help boat owners in their contact with insurance companies or for personal records. To consolidate those efforts, we are posting them here. We apologize for the delay getting these photos posted.
For the owners whose boats were damaged or destroyed, we are saddened. Meanwhile, we are grateful no one was injured or worse. We would also like to express, on behalf of friends, gratitude to the Duck Creek Marina after Hurricane Florence.
We want to thank the employees of Duck Creek Marina after Hurricane Florence for all of their care and hard work. Their speed and professionalism exhibited both before and after the storm was incredible. Both Shannon and I were amazed at the number of sail and powerboats hauled out of harms way by Duck Creek. It was no small feat for certain. Well done!