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Old 09-26-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Georgetown, SC Fire

Just picked this up off Cruisers Net. A disaster for Georgetown and the whole East Coast cruising community. No reported casualties thank goodness. This will not be easily recovered from.

Fire 8 am update | Georgetown, South Carolina | Georgetown Times
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Oh! That is sad! Georgetown was always one of my favorite stops on the ICW. Thanks for sharing that, Don.

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I just hate to hear that. The first trawler I remember seeing was in Georgetown -- a GB.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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This is bad!
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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We stopped in Georgetown on April 11 and 12 this year while doing the Great Loop. It was a beautiful small town with lots of history and interesting places to visit. What a sad thing for parts of it to be destroyed by fire.

Here are links to my blog with pictures for those two days.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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sounds like it was one block and not one full of many restaurants...while not good...what do people really think it will affect?

I don't think much from my experiences there...
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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sounds like it was one block and not one full of many restaurants...while not good...what do people really think it will affect?

I don't think much from my experiences there...
The ambiance of the town was the old buildings and small town historic look. I don't think it will be pleasant for awhile to be tied up along the harbor walk. It will hurt all the merchants and restaurants.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #8
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yes...but just one block? Not sure that will ruin the entire ambiance....depends on how they deal with reconstruction also....

I don't think it will deter me from visiting....
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That stinks! There are only two blocks so one is a lot. I like Georgetown a lot. Stayed there in May and managed to tear up my leg. I hope they rebuild quickly and in a manner congruous with the surrounding historic nature.
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A close call for the Lunenburg Nova Scotia historic waterfront, last night a fire destroyed "Scotia trawler equipment ltd" building.

Fire on historic Lunenburg waterfront under control - Nova Scotia - CBC News
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:10 PM   #12
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Had a Defever 48 pass through Avalon, NJ today...got me all excited but knew it couldn't be you...anyway...looking forward to my trip south (stop in Georgetown TBD)...hope yours goes well too...
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I'll bet that was "Whichaway". They were up here in Maine and came by my boat to drop their card but I wasn't there.
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I'll bet that was "Whichaway". They were up here in Maine and came by my boat to drop their card but I wasn't there.
Big inflatable on tip up davits? They must be good cruisers as they didn't get the word to avoid the NJ ICW...
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