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Sandra
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: Hurricane Gonzalo Reply with quote

Sagitta was secured last night in Frigate Bay, St. Kitts. Today she sailed for St. Barts but the harbor was closed so she went to St. Martin. St. Martin was hit pretty hard so the harbor is closed. Divers were checking to be sure nothing had shifted, etc. before the cruise ship terminal can open. Sagitta is anchored in Great Bay at present. Power lines and trees are down everywhere. The Salt Pond is overflowing. Boats are washed up on shore. The gov was working today to clean up the island, and get businesses back open. The airport is open so those disembarking Sagitta tomorrow who planned to fly home will be able to do so.

Whew! Close call!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Close call indeed!!! Well, 'tis the season. Glad all is well.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. Glad all is well.
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Sandra
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major cleanup in St. Martin. Most of the power has been restored. Hotels are open and some businesses are open. Several lives were lost due to the hurricane.

Antiguia, Anguilla and St. Barts were also hit pretty hard with several lives lost.

Next in line for a direct hit is Bermuda. Sending positive thoughts and prayers. Stay safe.
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sailorJM
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw in the paper this am that there was one death in one of the St. Maarten harbors. So sad, and it made me worry about the tall ships. Thank you for the update. Stories to be told from those coming home tomorrow, I'm sure. Hopefully, it was more
tallship2 than tall ship !!!

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604week4&5
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:20 pm    Post subject: Hurricane Gonzalo Reply with quote

Some Pictures of the damage from the Hurricane


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailorJM wrote:
Saw in the paper this am that there was one death in one of the St. Maarten harbors. So sad, and it made me worry about the tall ships. Thank you for the update.


The Lord Sheffield sank at her dock- ferrocement hull, she probably popped her fenders and was holed at the waterline as she pounded against the pier. Image is courtesy of a gent named Mark Hayward from the Liveaboard Sailing group on Facebook.



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sailorJM
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which island are these taken on???
Really sad!!!

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Sandra
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Martin
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sailorJM
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I see that now. It looks like the Royak Pasanggrahan's beachside bar area in one of the first photos, with the tables upended, etc. I do so hope that is NOT the case.
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604week4&5
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Sheffield in the height of the storm just before she went down at the dock


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Octoberbabe
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got home from the Sagitta Explorer cruise. St. Maarten is cleaning up. When we left Saturday, the drinking water was safe. Still lots of work to be done. Internet spotty - cell service spotty. The French side received a lot of damage. Passanggrahan was in working order. Lots of cleanup happening on the beach = already looking better.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update. We are a group of 16 strong, heading down for next weeks departure. Glad to know all is well!


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Pirate 4 Hire
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone heard an update on the Lord Sheffield? I've done a little bit of looking and not came up with much. She holds a special spot in our lives and my wife and I are just curious if they raised her and how much is needed to get her seaworthy again.
Thanks!
Chip

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brianc



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She is up and running again and taking reservations.

Here is their website:
http://www.lordsheffield.com/

They put on a great trip. Enjoy!!!!

Brian
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