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Old 01-20-2022, 12:05 PM   #1
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Fire at Coeymans Landing Marina

Yikes!

https://www.timesunion.com/news/arti...m_medium=email

Looks like a shop building on fire, hopefully everyone is ok.
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Old 01-20-2022, 02:09 PM   #2
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Oh man, thanks very much for posting that. When we first bought our boat we motored it from Newport, RI to Coeymans on the Hudson. They handled the repairs, upgrades, dismantling and loading on the 18-wheeler. They did a fantastic job and they sent us progress pictures a few times a day, including one of our boat in that boat shop in the slings. I think the lead service guy at the time was named Eric. As I recall Hedi and Carl sold the marina a year or two after our trip in 2015. We had an amusing time with Hedi and Carl because my wife and I are Heidi and Karl. Sad to hear, hope the worker and the marina recovers. Fond memories, they were great.

Here's another news story with video:

https://q1057.com/explosion-heard-ma...a-photosvideo/
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Old 01-20-2022, 03:53 PM   #3
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We store our boat there for the winter, going to take a ride down and see how things looks tonight.

It was Eric who was hurt. He is a great guy, pulling for him.

He is Carl's son.

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Oh man, thanks very much for posting that. When we first bought our boat we motored it from Newport, RI to Coeymans on the Hudson. They handled the repairs, upgrades, dismantling and loading on the 18-wheeler. They did a fantastic job and they sent us progress pictures a few times a day, including one of our boat in that boat shop in the slings. I think the lead service guy at the time was named Eric. As I recall Hedi and Carl sold the marina a year or two after our trip in 2015. We had an amusing time with Hedi and Carl because my wife and I are Heidi and Karl. Sad to hear, hope the worker and the marina recovers. Fond memories, they were great.

Here's another news story with video:

https://q1057.com/explosion-heard-ma...a-photosvideo/
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Old 01-21-2022, 02:22 AM   #4
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I had my boat there for a few years. They are a bunch of wonderful people. Prayers for Eric.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:23 PM   #5
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Oh no... That's awful. Man, Eric is a great guy. All of the staff here are great. I hope everyone comes through alright.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:52 PM   #6
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Great Place

I bought my boat from there and lived on it for about six months in 2020. They were the best marina ever! They welcomed my big pitbull, Deacon, and I with open arms. Erik and Joe were so helpful. Jenna and Anna were wonderful as well. I love that marina. I am so sad that Eric got hurt! I wish there were more than prayers that I could send to help him!
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I bought my boat from there and lived on it for about six months in 2020. They were the best marina ever! They welcomed my big pitbull, Deacon, and I with open arms. Erik and Joe were so helpful. Jenna and Anna were wonderful as well. I love that marina. I am so sad that Eric got hurt! I wish there were more than prayers that I could send to help him!
Best neighbor ever, right here ^^

I miss Deacon.
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Is this Captian D.? I miss him every day!
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I'm heart broken to hear this. Eric made the place work for us when we were there. I've poured used oil into that same tank. I hope he recovers. We were thinking of going back next summer but I can't imagine the place without him.
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I've heard nothing but good things about the place. Hopefully Eric recovers well and hopefully the damage wasn't too severe (for the sake of the business and all of the other boats there).
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Wonder if somebody can get an update on him. I'd like to send him a card or something. Well, here we go, thanks Google. A tangible way to help him:

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Wonder if somebody can get an update on him. I'd like to send him a card or something. Well, here we go, thanks Google. A tangible way to help him:

Thanks for posting that!
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For insurance purposes, I do hope they painted something on the tank like "No welding within X number of feet."

A full tank is less prone to exposure than a less than full tank. Vapors ignite quickly.
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Update: Eric was reportedly flown to Mass General overnight where he was placed in a medically induced coma. He'll remain in that coma for the next two weeks while reconstructive surgery is performed. His family is asking for continued positive thoughts and prayers.
Here is a link to a go fund me for Eric
https://www.gofundme.com/f/Prayers-a...VtOl0ECS2uLUZM
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