Murder of a Sailboat
Two days before Hurricane Isaac came ashore, I walked the beaches of South Mississippi taking what I term ‘before’ pictures. You see, I have survived direct hits by Fredrick, Elena, Georges, Katrina, and near misses from Rita, Gustav, Mitch, Dennis, Debbie and others. Its one thing that remains the same in each: visit the beach right before the storm to get one last look in at how it is now– as it may be vastly different on your next visit.
Here we see the Miss Vickie, a 20-25 foot sailboat (boat id number MI6883 BS) that was left adrift along the Mississippi Coast just before Hurricane Isaac. Here she is washed up along the beach in about a foot of water (at low tide). She appeared dry but with a few torn supports on her mast. With the help of a commercial tow service she could have quickly been pulled free, especially at high tide.
Here is the poor Miss Vickie (same ID number) hard aground the day after Isaac on Mississippi Highway 90 about a half mile from where the above picture series was taken. She rolled several times. Her mast is broken. Her hull is shattered along the keel in many places. She will never be moved again except by a bulldozer.
Of course, Isaac will take the wrap, but I think he was framed.