Last vessel stranded by Hurricane Sandy is salvaged


The last boat casualty caused by Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012 finally has been removed from the remote spot in Guilford, Conn., where it was stranded by the storm.

In mid-March, the professionals from Sea Tow Central Connecticut removed the 34-foot Sea Ray, named Magic.

“The boat was stored on land at Brown’s Boatyard in Guilford and was washed away at the height of Superstorm Sandy along with a half-dozen other boats,” said Capt. Tom Kehlenbach, owner of Sea Tow Central Connecticut. “We recovered all of the other boats within several months of the storm; however this vessel, which had ended up about a mile away from the boatyard, had no insurance and no one to take responsibility for it. So it sat for the last three-and-a-half years abandoned in a land trust/preserve.”

The operation was captured on video by drone.