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Leverick #149105
11/24/2017 05:24 PM
11/24/2017 05:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
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Saint Thomas, USVI
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I spoke with Nick today on the phone. He wanted me to let everyone know connectivity is still bad but Leverick is open. They are working on the water and ice. They have a new ice machine that was never installed and but need the bin for it. The marina is open for business. They expect to have full services including water by Christmas.

Jay

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Re: Leverick [Re: CaptainJay] #149106
11/28/2017 12:16 PM
11/28/2017 12:16 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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another really positive recent experience from Facebook land:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/39515871...p_comment_reply


John Vernon writes...

"some tips from our first couple of days. -
- Arrival in Road Town was efficient at the cruse dock (normal ferry dock building under repair.
- a lot of buildings are seriously damaged but lots is going on. We stopped at Pussers Road Town for an adult beverage after clearing customs. Amazingly the bar/restaurant is fully operational and inside is just as it was before Irma. However from outside you can see most of the first floor blown out and roof blown off. Which makes it more amazing that the bar below is fully functional. Message: don't be scared, might look like a bomb hit the place but the drinks are cold and the food is good.
- the roads: they suck, eroded with some deep potholes. Try to travel in daylight and use a taxi service. Sebastian's taxi service was on time, attentive and carful on the drive.
- Hodges Creek Marina; be prepared to see the power of the hurricane that flipped 50 ft + boats like they were toys. The marina has a lot more work to do for sure, but the staff are making extra effort to take care of guests. No electricity or fuel on dock but they do have water. We had a boat with a generator so we were perfectly fine.
- provisions: no problems, plentiful. We ordered before arrival from Bobby's Market and requested a delivery window between 6pm - 7pm, they arrived at 6:45. perfect!
-Sailing:Got off the dock at 10am on Sunday and arrived Anegada at ~ 2:30 for lobster fest. My main message here is that Irma did not damage the ocean or the sailing winds. Awesome sailing!!! And Anegada is open, we drank at Wonky Dog, Anegada Reef hotel, Cow Wreck beach, Potters by the sea and ate BBQ at Potters. yeah, Potters and everywhere else ran out of lobster. Cow Wreck is serving lunch everyday.
- NOTE!! Last green channel marker entering the mooring field at Anegada is missing. When you pass the last pair of green and red cans make sure you close distance between that point an then end of the ferry dock before turning to port. Close about 40% of that distance and use caution.
- West Dog and diving: all mooring balls are in place and in good condition. The chimney is still the chimney and our snorkelers were lucky enough to see a nurse shark.
- North Sound, so much to do. Docks at Leverick Bay are open, no electric, no water, no fuel. However, Nick has this place coming back quick. The most active reconstruction we've seen so far. The bar, cafe and grocery store are open. This place is coming back fast. They have already laid new water pipes to dock and slips, power cables being run. Fair enough, more stuff to do before it's all functioning but they are moving fast. And serving rum drinks while you wait
- hoping to connect with out contact for volunteer activity tomorrow. Phone lines seem to be down right now so hopefully we'll have better luck connecting with her the morning.
Arrrgghh!
Capt Rotten"

Re: Leverick [Re: lauraandrex] #149107
11/28/2017 12:21 PM
11/28/2017 12:21 PM
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also be advised here was one response to that post...

Graham Stuart Watt writes..... "Same thing for Green Mooring Marker steaming into Bitter end, passing Necker. There should be two Reds and Two Greens. Opposite where the 2 reds are visible One Green is clearly marked On Green Marker Bouy IS DIRECTLY BENEATH THE WATER LINE. Its all fine as long as no one runs into the damn thing. Anyways happy sailing All, Have a great day."

Re: Leverick [Re: lauraandrex] #149108
11/28/2017 02:41 PM
11/28/2017 02:41 PM
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Some other missing markers:

Green can marking the reef at Colison Pt, just north of Spanishtown, VG. Stay at least 500 ft from shore to safely pass this reef.

Outer Green can off Dog Hole Pt, Great Harbour, JVD that marks entrance to ferry lane.

Red buoy at east entrance to White Bay, JVD in front of Ivan's.

Re: Leverick [Re: BaardJ] #149109
11/28/2017 05:28 PM
11/28/2017 05:28 PM
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Charleston, SC
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As these updates become more plentiful with more people returning. we should pin this thread as navigation notes.


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