Tuesday, October 30, 2012

City Island YC Dock wrecked - again

City Island Y.C. reports that for the second year in a row (last year it was Irene) our pier has been destroyed:
While CIYC indeed took a hit, we stand luckier than some of our neighbors. Swamped buildings, boats floating or blowing off their stands, boats and docks simply floating away, fires, and on - all within a mile of us. The volume and power of churning sea pushed into Eastchester Bay by relentless storm winds, and half-way up the sides of the Clubhouse, was astonishing and overwhelming in every sense of those words. Around the time of C.I. low tide Monday evening, 6:46 PM, King's Point reported water levels 12.50 feet above the predicted, LaGuardia Airport recorded gusts of 71 mph, and NOAA recorded wave heights of 6 to 9 feet in western Long Island Sound.
Joyce Mulcahy's blog City Island Sailing has shots of the damage.  The wrecked docks below are at our club City Island Y.C.
CIYC After Sandy (click to expand images and for slideshow)

CIYC Before Sandy

CIYC After Irene

After Sandy 
On the east side of the island - by the cemetery - just north of Barron's Boatyard

An Oyster in the Storm - NYTimes.com

by Paul Greenberg
"DOWN here at the end of Manhattan, on the border between evacuation zones B and C, I’m prepared, mostly. My bathtub is full of water, as is every container I own. My flashlights are battery-ed up, the pantry is crammed with canned goods and I even roasted a pork shoulder that I plan to gnaw on in the darkness if ConEd shuts down the power.

But as I confidently tick off all the things that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recommends for my defense as Hurricane Sandy bears down on me, I find I’m desperately missing one thing.

I wish I had some oysters.

I’m not talking about oysters to eat — although a dozen would be nice to go with that leftover bottle of Champagne that I really should drink if the fridge goes off. I’m talking about the oysters that once protected New Yorkers from storm surges, a bivalve population that numbered in the trillions and that played a critical role in stabilizing the shoreline from Washington to Boston."
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