Some who read and comment at many of the same sites and blogs I often visit, may have noticed that a couple years back, I changed my "signature" from "Sloop New Dawn", to "Sunk New Dawn".
You can thank Hurricane Ike for the demise of the New Dawn. What follows are some photos of her as she was found after the storm, about 300 yards inland from her former berth. My thanks to Captain Rhonda Cummins for taking these photos before the salvage crews hauled the New Dawn off to the boneyard.
Being beaten ashore by wind and wave, she is known to have rolled at least twice. Once certainly, between two large houses, which is where her mast and rigging was torn asunder. She suffered terminal hull-deck separations, forward of the chainplates on the port side.
In the above photo, she doesn't look too bad, does she? But, the mast is broken and twisted into a triangular pretzel. It was torn out of it's tabernacle, pretty much destroying the upper cabin roof. A testament to the strength of the design, the chainplates remained intact at the hull attachments.
More, below the fold............