December 7, 2012Post-Sandy: Update from the Staten Island WaterfrontFor the Staten Island community—one of the hardest hit in Superstorm Sandy—recovery comes in small steps. The island’s marine sector has fared no differently. After Folly, a 39-foot aluminum pilothouse sloop owned by John and Kerry Pears, was flung two boatyards away, a recovery crane dismasted it during lifting. Amid the confusion, the couple filed this report about the island’s state of affairs since the storm struck the U.S. East Coast on October 29, 2012.
December 7, 2012Superstorm Sandy—One Month LaterJohn and Kerry Pears, whose boat, Folly, was docked at Great Kills harbor, provide this look at the clean-up situation on Staten Island, New York, one month later. (Read Post-Sandy: Update from the Staten Island Waterfront)
November 6, 2012Post-Sandy Images from Staten Island, New YorkJohn and Kerry Pears share their photos of the devastation along Mansion Avenue, Great Kills, Staten Island. The Pears' sailboat, Folly, was one of the many victims of superstorm Sandy. "Thankfully we got off Folly safely to take refuge in a motel, as she was washed ashore at the neighboring marina, still attached to the floating dock, at the height of the storm."
October 31, 2012Video of HMS Bounty RescueHere is some pretty incredible video footage from the U.S. Coast Guard of the rescue of 14 crewmembers off of HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for he missing captain.
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