Help For Marina Fire Victims

With the help of an online relief fund, the Washington boating community is receiving support from people all across the east coast after a fire destroyed 20 boats and docks at McCotter's Marina on January seventh.

The Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net set up a fire relief fund to help fire victims at the marina.

Representatives who set up the fund will be at McCotter's Marina on February fourth to distribute funds collected from their website.


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  • by Boater Location: Enc on Feb 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    Some people spent many years of their lives to fix up or build a dream that they would never be able to purchase outright . Most were wood boats in which you would either be a fool in love or rich to own. Some lost a toy others lost a home - please don't judge from what you do not know. Clayborne Young is a Cruising writer for most of the East Coast . He has worked hard to promote the towns and waters of the Carolinas . He is the one that has set up the fund - you can find more information here: http://cruisersnet.net/category/nc-north-carolina/
  • by Mike Location: Seattle on Feb 1, 2011 at 08:31 AM
    @Willard: How insensitive that you make remarks that you have no clue about. For most of these people this was their ONLY home and instead of being reckless like people the rest of the country they lived in something the could ACTUALLY afford and they loved dearly. But hey I guess it's easier casting disparaging remarks than actually thinking about what's coming out of your mouth
  • by John Location: Washington on Feb 1, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    What a waist of time. These people don't need money. It is a shame the place burned up though.
  • by jbj on Feb 1, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    is there a fund set up and if so where do u send money???????
  • by willard on Feb 1, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    oh yeah, I am going to rush to give to that. Most of them are weathy folks who sail all over the place and have two or three homes. Poor things.
  • by Russ K Location: McCotters on Feb 1, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    Jay and bluewater, speculating. Old wood boats, over 15 years old, are not insurable. Now if you want to spend 10 thousand to have a survey done on your boat, Llyods of London might insure if for thousands a year. Please understand the facts here, all these boats were old boats and the live aboards...this was their homes. None of these people purchased "new" boats....I am not sure where you got that from. These boats that burned, were cheaper to live on than trailers....
  • by bluewater on Jan 31, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    insurance? most of these people probably weren't up to date on their slip rent..
  • by Jay Location: Washington on Jan 31, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    You got to be kidding. This must be a joke. Most of them already have purchased new ones or are in the process of doing so.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    why did they not have insurance? i have 2 boats both with insurance
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