McCotter's Marina In Washington Damaged Again

A little more than seven months after a fire devastated McCotter's Marina in Beaufort County Hurricane Irene has now done it again.

As Hurricane Irene blew through it tore up numerous docks and tossed around several boats.

It was January 7th when the marina went up in flames, burning 26 boats and destroying several boat slips.

McCotter's was still rebuilding when Irene hit.


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  • by Homer Simpson Location: McCotters on Sep 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM
    All four docks were damaged, however, the Gas Dock is mostly open. The debris is being removed that past weekend and through the weeks to come. Most boats that anchored out, are still there, however, they have no dock to come back to. The wind threw the middle dock boat house along with rising boats that stayed in the boathouse. The south dock received the middle boathouse's roof. Many boats were sunk or in peril. The large houseboat at the end of the middle dock, is resting on pylons and half sunk. If you go there, it is a disaster scene. I am surprised WITN has not done a follow up to this story. There is horendous damage there.
  • by Brian Location: Cary, NC on Aug 30, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    I had a message from McCotters that I need to get my insurance adjuster down because of severe damage to my boat. I own the Caitlin Rose on North dock, which barely escaped the fire 7 months ago (last slip not to burn). I cannot get down to McCotters and are traveling...does anyone know if the Caitlin Rose sunk or indeed sustained major damage? Alas, I only have liability insurance. Any ideas?
  • by Emily Location: Raleigh on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    How about broad creek marina? We had a sailboat at the end of the 1st dock. Thanks for any info. We're going to try to make it up there tomorrow.
  • by Homer Simpson on Aug 29, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    The middle and south dock are a disaster with boathouse debris and sunk boats. I watched the covered boat houses fail in the high gusts, however, a blue and white powerboat had remained under the cover. When the water came up, it lifted the boathouse. That section blew over first. As soon as it did, 20 mins later, the ends, flew up. About a half hour later, the southdock cover went over. All the boats on both docks, on the side where the covers blew onto, were damaged. It was a horrifying site.
  • by pablo Location: knightdale on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    Any info on which docks were damaged? Any more pictures so we could get more detail?
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      by TS on Aug 28, 2011 at 08:37 AM in reply to pablo
      I'm a liveaboard on the South dock and have no info on it but a neighbor liveaboard on the middle dock said it was destroyed. That is the only "definite" dock I've heard about. I am anxious to know about the others as well.
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        by TS on Aug 28, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to TS
        Wasn't sure I made it clear which dock was definitely down according to the one liveaboard we've been in contact with. The middle dock is reportedly destroyed. No word on the fuel dock, the south dock or the nearly completed north dock.
  • by Wuffie Location: Raleigh on Aug 27, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    Any word on boats at the Washington Yacht Club and how they fared?
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      by Gauker on Aug 28, 2011 at 04:28 PM in reply to Wuffie
      South dock and middle dock at McCotters was destroyed, "Athena" is sitting ON South dock and middle dock was completely wiped out, only a few boats remain afloat and most certainly they have some damage. Middle dock has boats piled on top of boats. The furthest dock north at Mccotters has a boat threw it 2/3s of the way out. The new docks remain virtually untouched however they are only accessible by boat. It's a mess to say the least. WYCC is fine and sustained very little if any damage that I have heard of. Capt. Sams docks seem to be ok, the boats are the hard however were not as lucky a lot of large power boats and a few sailboats floated off their stands.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2011 at 08:32 AM in reply to Gauker
        Any word on the "Fair Tide" which is sitting towards the end of the south dock?
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