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With Hurricane Harvey, you win a few and you lose a whole lot. Last week, I told you that the Texas Scow Schooner, the lovely Texas Butthead, come through okay. I found out the historic and much-loved Farley Boat works didn’t do nearly as well.
Rick Pratt, director of the Port Aransas Museum delivered the good and not so good news in an email. “She (the Texas Scow Schooner) did indeed ride the storm. I was pretty sure that when I returned to the island post storm, I would have to track the boat and find it in someone’s house or in a trailer park surrounded by shredded aluminum, but there she was sitting on her cradle with a smile.”
Farley Boat Works in Bad Shape
Rick continued, “The Farley Boat Works was seriously damaged and we lost the storage barns where our small boat collection lived. We extricated 10 boats from the wreckage and now have no place for them to live. [Read more…]