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Old 10-04-2011, 15:46   #61
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

That last photo reminds me of the Prout's Neck painting by Winslow Homer.
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Some of the latest photos of the boat from yesterday are here:
Ashore 3 tugster: a waterblog

Looks like the earth is recycling her bit by bit without mans help at this point.
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Time is of the essence. Is seems she in for a burial.............
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Is it possible to shift sand with a pump? Maybe one of the gasoline fired semi-trash pumps that you find at farm supply stores. They should beable to fill up a 2" hose with water at a sigificant velosity. My first thought was if it could be done a bit like the old "hydro-mining"?

Utalise a large pump to send water into the sand, and shift it offshore untill the boat refloats, and then have someone pull it out to sea?
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

It was blowing pretty good out of the south most of the day today. I would expect the boat is probably taking a beating if the winds on the north shore were any indication.
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Sad... This is reminding me of Turtle and how difficult it was to get her refloated.. and she was smaller, lighter and in protected waters...
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Has not been evidence in any of the pictures of any effort being made to save her . What a shame. If the owner is just going to let her sink into the sand, he should maybe think about giving her to anyone who can get er out. Bet there would be someone interested with the equipment necessary to yank her out of there.
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hey only 15 grand and its yours great deal
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Has not been evidence in any of the pictures of any effort being made to save her . What a shame. If the owner is just going to let her sink into the sand, he should maybe think about giving her to anyone who can get er out. Bet there would be someone interested with the equipment necessary to yank her out of there.
There hasn't been any serious interest in her. The cost of saving her far exceeds her present value.

As was said almost a week ago on here,....they will most likely cut her up.
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hey only 15 grand and its yours great deal
That CL ad wasn't the owner. It was just some guy trying to make money by arranging a salvage with other peoples money.
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Walked out to see it yesterday. The owners were onboard taking the rigging down. This vessel is not abandoned and the plan--at least this is what someone told me--is to put it on a trailer.
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that's good news... I hope they manage it...
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Like someone said, it is only a matter of money. In the middle 60's, I was a member of the crew which righted and salvaged the 120ft barquentine "Ramona" on Bermuda's North Rock breaker.
She was on her way from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean after a refit, got caught in an onshore storm, and came over the breaker to rest in a sandhole in the reefs.
She was partially awash and filled with sand. We put flotation eqipment down low on her submerged side, and inflated it to help break the hull suction, and lift her. Tugs to her North in deep water, pulled by lines attached to her tackle-reinforced masts.
When she was upright we pumped her out, worked her thru the reef, and into the Dockyard.
After much work the money ran out, and after years she was un-ceremoniuosly sunk in the graveyard to the North of the Dockyard.
As I said, its about the money.
A number of lives were lost, and, IIRC, her Captain was prosecuted for various charges.
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Walked out to see it yesterday. The owners were onboard taking the rigging down. This vessel is not abandoned and the plan--at least this is what someone told me--is to put it on a trailer.
Interesting, thanks for the update.
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Re: Beached Schooner on Fire Island

Some of the latest photos taken. Here is what the boat looked like at high tide and it ain't pretty:
Saltaire38: AFTER AN APRIL STORM
According to the post they are trying to get the permits to put it on a flat bed and haul it off the beach. Problem is the truck and boat may be overweight for the bridge it has to cross.

Here are some photos taken a few hours later:
Ashore 4 tugster: a waterblog

It looks a little better at low tide and the funny thing it is now pointing out to sea. Almost like the boat is getting ready to head out on it's own.
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