Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Looking Back at HMS Bounty, the First Time She Nearly Sank off the Carolinas

The Coast Guard has issued its final report on the sinking of HMS Bounty in October 2012.  You can read the report here. In the report, there is one oblique reference to 1998 in which “the Seventh Coast Guard District … Continue reading

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Sidonie’s Message in a Bottle Returns Home

More than a decade ago, Sidonie Fery, a ten year old girl living in Manhattan, threw a message in a bottle into Long Island Sound. The message was a line from her favorite move – “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” which … Continue reading

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Congratulations to PortSide NewYork – Winner of the White House “Champions of Change” Award !

Our hearty congratulations to PortSide NewYork, which today was awarded a White House Champions of Change award in recognition for the wonderful work done by the non-profit organization to assist their neighbors in Red Hook, a Brooklyn community absolutely devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The … Continue reading

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Jersey Shore Offshore Roller Coast – Hurricane Sandy Icon – to Be Removed by Memorial Day

The roller coasters on the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey have long been a major attraction of the Jersey shore resort town. The latest roller coaster on the pier, the Star Jet (also referred to as the Jet … Continue reading

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Saving Robbins Reef Light – a Noble Effort

In November we posted about the Old Orchard Shoals Light, off Staten Island, NY, which was completely destroyed on October 30th by Hurricane Sandy.  The 130-year-old Robbins Reef Lighthouse, on the other side of the island   survived the storm, but still suffered significant damage.  As reported by the Staten Island … Continue reading

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Update: John B. Caddell, Tanker Carried Ashore by Sandy on Staten Island, Hauled Back in the Water

The John B. Caddell, 700 gross ton water tanker, that washed up on Front Street, in Staten Island, NY during Hurricane Sandy a month and a half ago, is back in the water.  In a team effort lead by the … Continue reading

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The Hurricane Sandy Pollution Response Unified Command Tackles the John B. Caddell

I have great admiration for those whose successfully navigate the rocks and shoals of the bureaucracy in order to get anything done around New York harbor. A Coast Guard press release brought this to mind. The US Coast Guard is … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Foundering off North Carolina, 17 Member Crew Abandoning Ship

Update: from the Bounty Facebook page 7:10 AM -  At 0430 today the Captain ordered all hands to abandon ship. There are 17 Crew on board and at this moment all crew are accounted for and are in Life rafts.   The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy – the Perfect Frankenstorm Heading for US Northeast

As Hurricane Sandy works its way north, it is possible that it will join with a nor’easter to form what meteorologists are referring to as a “Frankenstorm,” a superstorm that could slam into the US Northeast causing damage projected to … Continue reading

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