When Hurricane Sandy ripped through Great Kills Harbor on New York’s Long Island, it swept up many boats in the area and washed them ashore. Now those boat owners are trying to restore the harbor, their boats and their lives.
Mike Galgano and his boat, Milkman, have seen better days.
Sandy wrecked the boat he bought just two years ago, destroying his plans for the future along the way.
"It was my retirement," Galgano said. "It's gone."
To the north, a Gloucester, Mass., fisherman's boat washed up on Cohasset Beach.
John Greenleaf knew that this week’s nor’easter threatened to rip his boat off its mooring in Gloucester and sweep it out to sea. That’s why he nervously kept an eye on the boat Wednesday.
A day later, Greenleaf was warily watching his boat again, only this time the 40-foot-long fishing vessel was stranded on a beach in Cohasset.
The stormy seas had carried the empty boat overnight from Magnolia Bay in Gloucester to a cove in Cohasset, roughly a 20-mile journey.