This picture says it all. New Jersey strong..

This picture says it all. New Jersey strong..

Today, is the day we find out if some of the boats under parts of the roof are safe. Last night as the sun set here, another miracle. The Rare Stuphen that we thought might have been damaged came out in one piece. No real deep inspections yet. Many boats are still under the roof, the 1961 Continental hardtop? is it still a hard top?  The Barnscarft, built here on the lake. Corvette boats, the first 17 foot barrel back ever made all still waiting to be freed. Stay tune for updates through out the day. Here are some images from yesterday.

The hands in pockets gang - This ones for you Staib!. bob Rice, Woody, Ed barns, and bob "have i got a calendar for you" Kays. All here helping Seth.

The hands in pockets gang – This ones for you Staib!. bob Rice, Woody, Ed barns, and bob “have i got a calendar for you” Kays. All here helping Seth.

More roof parts being removed. Today is expected to be in the 50's here. But in the next few days.... Snow and cold cold cold..

More roof parts being removed. Today is expected to be in the 50’s here. But in the next few days…. Snow and cold cold cold..

 

The marine police out on the lake keeping the ice fishing guys in tow.

The marine police out on the lake keeping the ice fishing guys in tow.

Seth lowering "Ivy" out of the top floor.

Seth lowering “Ivy” out of the top floor.

More boats out in the staging area

More boats out in the staging area

Inside and clear of the fallen roof.

Inside and clear of the fallen roof. Note the metal I beam that saved the day for these boats.

Massive parts of the roof being removed.

Massive parts of the roof being removed.

A Perfect vintage 1957 Trailer. California black plate still on it.

A Perfect vintage 1957 Trailer. California black plate still on it.

Getting ready to extract the Stuphin. This was the last one built here on the lake.

Getting ready to extract the Stuphin. This was the last one built here on the lake.

Free to go boating again.

Free to go boating again.

Sadly this Donzi looks like it might have taken a tad much. But as we pull off the roof parts we are amazed!

Sadly this Donzi looks like it might have taken a tad much. But as we pull off the roof parts we are amazed!

The sacrifice header today. This little Riviera which is not in the best shape to start with, saved the day. It is supporting the roof with Absolute the award winning racer to the left and an original paint Cavalier on the right. This little Riv, is amazing!

The sacrifice header today. This little Riviera which is not in the best shape to start with, saved the day. It is supporting the roof with Absolute the award winning racer to the left and an original paint Cavalier on the right. This little Riv, is amazing!


Stay tuned through out the day for more live updates as we pull out boats.

 

 

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9 Responses to “Sunday – Live From Lake Hopatcong.”
  1. Troy

    That Riviera deserves to be redone just because she is a HERO!

    What do they want for her?

    No funny stuff with those cranes now.

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  2. Greg Lewandowski

    Stay safe guys. It looks like there are way too many ways to get hurt freeing those boats from the wreckage. I bet that crane operator is being more careful than he has been in a long time!

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  3. WoodyGal

    Is that Seth’s Moms little green bottomed correct craft on a trailer in the staging area?

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  4. Bob VandeVusse

    Thanks for all the great survival stories. Let’s hope they keep coming. And hey, HEY, let’s be careful out there!

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  5. Alex

    You’re all missing the real story here.

    What’s with Matt’s pumpkin-colored facial hair? And is pumpkin this year’s grey? I never got the memo.

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