Just a quick little update while Casey heads back from obx, with a bunch of new toys to review and stories to tell.
Gail and I joined Dave c. for a nice friday the 13th paddle on ellicott creek.
Saturday Gail & I loaded up and headed up to the reef. We were greeted with a cloudy day and flat water on lake erie and hugs and handshakes from our friends. After catching up with our fellow reef warriors we headed out to the wreck, our great monolith and icon of the reef.
The wreck circa 2011
Casey had told us of the damage mother nature had caused the old girl all winter. We could not believe our eyes. The wrecking ball trifecta of wind, waves and time tore up the remaining steel hull.
the wreck 4/14/2012
What is amazing is the fact that this wreck has been here since the early 1960’s, and many storms have battered it in that time frame. We have noticed over the past few years that small amounts of damage had occured but never have we witnessed such destruction during the winter season.
When we were up last (1/22/12) it looked to be in good shape.
I am going to gather up some old photos and do some research into the history of this wreck to share with you before it all turns to dust.