PHOTO ESSAY / VIDEOs.
The Oriental Lady was high and dry for the better part of a month. Pillar Point Deputy Harbor Master, Cary Smith, came with his crew at high tide and tried to twist and drag the keel out of the water. After 20 minutes it was not looking good as the tide was ebbing (going out). Cary decided to use his jetski to wash the sand away from the keel. Eh, voila!
The Rescue of the Oriental Lady from mdragony on Vimeo.
Oriental Lady thrown up onto the beach at high storm surge tide. At low tide, she is beached.
This wreck is bad, but the sand is worse. WATCH #dredge.
Boat Wreck at the Jetty Getting Demolished from mdragony on Vimeo.
In front of the “Herring Buildings” in Pillar Point Harbor, Valentine’s Week storms.
Bigger Anchor, maybe?
This boat was pushed up at high tide, with a 50 mph winds, in a storm surge. It is not going to move without a chain saw. They will try to wobble it over and pop it out at the next time high tide.
South Outer Pillar Point Harbor, foghorn in background.
South of Half Moon Bay Yacht Club. If you have an hour for beach cleanup… I’m sure the Yacht Club will attempt to cleanup the mess. We have rescued 3 boats so far this season from our beach!
What a mess. Something needs to be done legislatively to make boat owners financially responsible for the clean up of derelict boats. Pollution.
Bummer for Long Beach, California.