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Has anyone been down that way yet ? Has anybody heard from Barbara @ Lutes Marina ? How about the "Mudskipper" ?
 

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I have been down there....

A bunch has changed....

Not many Boat Storage stalls left....The blue ones are standing but the rest are not....

I looks like a mini Tornado blew them up, and left the boats still in their places.....

Lots of debrie and tin in the Bayou.....so to the Yahoo's that were flying past the marina....your red-neck depth finder will locate it sooner or later...

The Store is still there with Minimal damage......so when power gets back up (could be another 2 weeks) you will be able to get supplies and use the lift.....

Barbra is in good spirits.....but I was left in ahhhh.....as it was kind of a shock....

I care very much for that place....

fyi....the water looks black.....I have never seen it like that before....give it another week or two before you venture out.....
 

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were comimg up on my favorite time of yr. to fish chocolate. I love to flounder fish in the fall, and I trout fish a bunch in the bayou in the dead of winter. I'm afraid that the water is gonna be nasty for a long time. With all the oil and gas and god only knows what other kinds of chemicals and sewage and everything else that's in the water right now, I've heard that it might take a couple of yrs. for it to recover. I haven't been out there yet but I bet a whole lot of the stuff off of the west end of Galveston ended up in chocolate bay. I used to shrimp out there in the 80's and right after Alicia in 83 it was like shrimping in a junk yard. I had three big nets and I kept 2 of them in the shop at a time and even had a couple of times that I tore up the 3rd one before my net man could repair either of the other 2. We didn't have pollution problems with that storm though; it was just debris from all the houses.
 

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Went out yesterday Kenny and caught flounder and redfish on every shoreline we fished. The narrows and halls was espescially productive. There is no cabin at the narrows anymore. supprisingly the bay was free of debris but extreme caution should be used.
 

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Did the cabins out toward the ICW make it? I'm real curious to see how the storm changed the structure in the bay. I guess only time and low winter tides will tell.

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Did the cabins out toward the ICW make it? I'm real curious to see how the storm changed the structure in the bay. I guess only time and low winter tides will tell.

FB
From what I understand....they did......but that is third hand.....
 

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A tornado definatley got the stalls at lutes. Three major whole buildings of stalls are just non existant. My boat was in one of the stalls before the hurricane. The last check I made on Friday of the storm the water was too high. With the predicted storm surge and uncertainty about landfall I made the descission to trailor my boat back to Alvin and let it ride the storm out there with me. I didn't like the idea but i didn;t want it floating around in 6 foot of water inside the stall. I had no idea at the time that I had made the right descision.
After the storm, I rode down to find the power lines along the road from Liverpool to Amsterdam down close to the ground at eyeball level. Dead as a doornail as everything was pitch black dark.
When i got to my stall you couldn;t get the doors open as the tornado made all the pipe bars bent by pushing the doors way out. Most doors were just torn open but mine was not. I beat and beat on the pipe to try to get in my stall. When I finally got in, one of the framing members that i used as a shelf was gone. The screws and nails that attached it to the structure were left perfectly straight. Everything on the shelf and the shelf were simply pulled out by vaccum. It was amazing. Then i drove around back...and to my surprise the back structure was gone...and no one can find any of it anywhere.
I just got power back Thursday and i just finished up getting our schools up here. I was glad i had moved the boat as the gas in it sure helped with the generator.

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