Sept 26, 2019

ElbowcayDamage from Hurricane Dorian at Elbow Cay

From: Mike

Subject: Abacos

Well sed, from an old salt down in New Orleans and surrounding waters. I’ve always enjoyed your articles.

 

 

Dear CYOB,

I just read your editorial comments about the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Abacos. Sadly, a tropical storm is projected to pass over these islands this weekend.

Twenty years ago, these islands were devastated by Hurricane Floyd (Force 4/5), requiring massive reconstruction efforts to ensure charter sailors would return to these enchanted islands.

I thought you might be interested in reading the article I wrote, eight months after Floyd. We can only hope for the same outcome after Dorian.

http://sailingaway.ca/sailing-abaco-after-the-hurricane/

Regards,

Larry MacDonald

 

 

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