Hurricane Florence: Early Hours at BridgePointe Marina

Hurricane Florence

Although limited on time and resources, we wanted to get this video out.  Our hope was to show people exactly how fast storm surge can rise. During the initial hours of Hurricane Florence we witnessed several feet of rise over the course of a couple hours.  And those were the early hours. Coupled with wind and rain and the conditions only got worse as the day and night wore on. Please forgive the choppy editing. Video Description In an effort to assist and help our dock-master, several of us volunteered…

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Hurricane Florence: Slow Boat Sailing Interview with SV Banjo Crew

Slow Boat Sailing Interview with SV Banjo

Our home dock is BridgePointe Marina in New Bern, NC, which was hit very hard by the winds and storm surge of Hurricane Florence.  In the days following, we were contacted by Linus Wilson of the Slow Boat Sailing blog.  He wished to discuss our experiences with the storm and our plans aboard Banjo.  Although we are not experienced interviewees, we wanted to share the interview with you.  Also, we are not professional nautical engineers.  Therefore we were unable to comment on some questions.  We did, however, offer our views…

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Duck Creek Marina After Hurricane Florence: Boat Photos

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…

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Part 2: B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. This video shows debris at the second portion of the B-Dock footage. Marina Staff requested that we share this footage. They show the state of the marina and some of the extent of damage. The docks are not currently safe and could continue to shift. The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss of boats, we are so…

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Part 1: B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. This video shows debris at the conference hall of the hotel, and the first portion of B-dock.  Marina Staff requested that we share this footage. They show the state of the marina and some of the extent of damage. The docks are not currently safe and could continue to shift.  The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss…

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A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. Marina Staff requested that we share this footage.  They show the state of the marina.  The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss of boats, we are so happy and grateful that no one in our marina or other local marinas, were hurt. A special recognition is needed for our Dockmaster, Jesse, and Brian, Charlie, and Frank who…

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