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Original Moorings Location? #215047
01/21/2020 02:21 PM
01/21/2020 02:21 PM
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Hillsborough, NC
OceanSong Offline OP
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Does anyone know the original location of The Moorings base and the Francis Drake Pub? The reason for the question is a recent conversation with a former resident of Tortola. He lived in Road Town during the late 60's to mid-80's. He was describing the original location of The Moorings but I couldn't determine if he was describing the Fort Burt area, essentially where the Conch Charter docks are now, or a location close to Village Cay. He also gave the Francis Drake Pub as a landmark. I thought that might be approximately where The Pub is now. I found a brief article online, published at the time of Charlie Cary's death in 2007, that also mentioned The Moorings being located beside the Francis Drake Pub and in front of the "new" waterfront condominiums (Circa 1969).

I'm just curious if anyone on the forum knows for sure.

Last edited by OceanSong; 01/21/2020 02:22 PM.
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Re: Original Moorings Location? [Re: OceanSong] #215058
01/21/2020 03:10 PM
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Could you mean the original Sunsail base in Hodges Creek ? I purchased my first boat there and shortly thereafter they merged with Moorings and moved to Road Town.

Re: Original Moorings Location? [Re: OceanSong] #215061
01/21/2020 03:14 PM
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The original Moorings was next to the Pub, from the street side it was to the left when facing the Pub.

Re: Original Moorings Location? [Re: Zanshin] #215068
01/21/2020 04:12 PM
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On our First Charter 1993, sunsail was located in sopers hole.

Re: Original Moorings Location? [Re: sail445] #215069
01/21/2020 04:22 PM
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Hillsborough, NC
OceanSong Offline OP
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sail445 seems to have answered the question. I was definitely trying to determine the original location of The Moorings. I found one old photo and I now recognize the condos that are to the left of The Pub, when looking from the street. The docks behind the condos are part of the original location of The Moorings.

Thank you sail445!

Re: Original Moorings Location? [Re: OceanSong] #215075
01/21/2020 05:21 PM
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You’re welcome 😁


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