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In Topic: A really bad day...

27 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

I'm sailing right by that rock today...I may have a few more pics when I return, or a damaged keel.


In Topic: A really bad day...

27 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

Apparently there were no injuries!!

They must have "made landfall" on the small area where there is not a sheer rock face, and likely on the crest of a wave. It was very rough water that night.

 

By all accounts they are nice people not prone to this kind of behavior. There has to be more to this story.


In Topic: A really bad day...

27 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Local paper report...

 

 

Shannon Unger was enjoying a bonfire Sunday night with a couple of friends at her Lake Nipissing home when she heard a boat speeding across the lake.

Hearing the sounds of motors zipping by is part of life when you live on the lake.

But this was a little different.

“It was dark, around 9 p.m., and we heard this boat pass by our shore and my husband commented that it seemed pretty close to one of the islands out front,” Unger told The Nugget Tuesday.

“Less than 30 seconds after he commented we heard a massive noise. Scraping and smashing,” she said.

“We all stopped. We looked at each other and said 'holy crap. Something awful has happened.'”

Unger said at that point her husband and family friend jumped on the wave runner in the dark to try and find the boat in the water and assist those on board should they need help.

“We couldn't find anything,” she said. “But it didn't occur to us or to anyone to look up at the islands. Who would have thought it was up on an island.”

Unger said the next day they went back out and saw the boat teetering on an island on Lake Nipissing just off the shores around Rocky Shore Drive on the south shore.

As of Tuesday afternoon the boat was still up on the rocks.

The boat is white and green in colour and it's name according to an inscription on the back is called Lady Di.


In Topic: A really bad day...

27 August 2014 - 02:56 AM

Now some news coverage...and better pics...jeez!!

 

http://www.baytoday....ils.asp?c=65731

 

A reliable source tells me the wife was asleep in the v-berth...I expect she may have awoke in a poor frame of mind.


In Topic: A really bad day...

26 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

I have no idea how it got up there, (and it really is UP) without doing cartwheels. That alone likely saved a life or two....or more.

 

I'll be passing that small group of islands tomorrow...it'll be interesting to see if the new decoration has been removed.