November 28, 2014

Sandy’s Storm Waters Only Nine Inches from the Floor of the Pettipaug Yacht Club Clubhouse

Club dinghies on porch of clubhouse

Before the storm, volunteer work crews at Essex’s Pettipaug Yacht Club put all of the club’s dinghies up on the raised deck of the clubhouse. It paid off, with just nine inches to spare.

The waters of the Connecticut River completely covered the grounds of the club’s property, but did not reach the elevated floor the clubhouse. In fact, if the waters had been just inches higher, they it could have swept away the club’s dinghies.
The high water mark is shown by the storm’s debris left on the clubhouse’s steps.