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Old 10-13-2010, 03:52 PM
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People ask, why such a long dock

The winter tides, can cause it to be dry 200+feet out into the river. Here is one such day, I walked out on the bottom of the river. The pilings are 10 feet apart.
Frank, did it get wiped out when Hurricane Charley came through or has that been built since? Did Charley push the water in or suck it out ? I know Jay got hit bad and Charley claimed his boat dockside, when he lived in that general area.

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Frank, did it get wiped out when Hurricane Charlie came through or has that been built since? Did Charlie push the water in or suck it out ? I know Jay got hit bad and Charlie claimed his boat dockside, when he lived in that general area.
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Hurricane Charley absolutely destroyed my town. It came across North Captiva Island, went up the harbor, and landed across the Peace River, continuing northeast. It was moving so fast, and a bit south of me, my dock, home and the 23ft bow rider (on the lift) survived. The water level, here in the Myakka River, was 2-3 feet above high tide. If it had slowed down, and hung around a bit longer, there would not have been anything left. About 1/2 of the houses (of those still standing) in town lost roofs, two on my street did. Power was out for 14 days, and no drinking water for 17 days. Seven of our 16 schools were either destroyed, or damaged beyond repair. The last one to be rebuild, just opened this year.

I had volunteered and went to work F/T, for a relief organization (CAMA Services) for three weeks. The National Guard let me into areas that most could not get to.

I will have to post some pictures, some day, Here are two

Looking for missing folks, we came to this address, just a pile of debris, where someone had previously lived.

Also, a concrete high power pole, snapped in half.
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People ask, why such a long dock

The winter tides, can cause it to be dry 200+feet out into the river. Here is one such day, I walked out on the bottom of the river. The pilings are 10 feet apart.
Frank, why are the tides so low in the winter?
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Frank, why are the tides so low in the winter?
The moon is the primary force in determining tides. As it moves around the Earth, it's gravity pushes/pulls the water into tides.

Since the Earth is closer to the Sun in the winter, it contributes more gravity push/pull on the water that in summer, and based on Sun/Earth/Moon alignment and various positions of each, certian places, get larger tide swings, in the winter months.
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LOL! When does google earth take these photos? I brought my mini last July. You won't see it in the boatyard or my driveway.
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Hurricane Charley absolutely destroyed my town. It came across North Captiva Island, went up the harbor, and landed across the Peace River, continuing northeast. It was moving so fast, and a bit south of me, my dock, home and the 23ft bow rider (on the lift) survived. The water level, here in the Myakka River, was 2-3 feet above high tide. If it had slowed down, and hung around a bit longer, there would not have been anything left. About 1/2 of the houses (of those still standing) in town lost roofs, two on my street did. Power was out for 14 days, and no drinking water for 17 days. Seven of our 16 schools were either destroyed, or damaged beyond repair. The last one to be rebuild, just opened this year.

I had volunteered and went to work F/T, for a relief organization (CAMA Services) for three weeks. The National Guard let me into areas that most could not get to.

I will have to post some pictures, some day, Here are two

Looking for missing folks, we came to this address, just a pile of debris, where someone had previously lived.

Also, a concrete high power pole, snapped in half.
Amazing pics, Frank. The power of some of these hurricanes is unbelievable and has cause a lot of grief. Nice you were able to help even tho you had a situation of your own to deal with.
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Hurricane Charley absolutely destroyed my town. It came across North Captiva Island, went up the harbor, and landed across the Peace River, continuing northeast. It was moving so fast, and a bit south of me, my dock, home and the 23ft bow rider (on the lift) survived. The water level, here in the Myakka River, was 2-3 feet above high tide. If it had slowed down, and hung around a bit longer, there would not have been anything left. About 1/2 of the houses (of those still standing) in town lost roofs, two on my street did. Power was out for 14 days, and no drinking water for 17 days. Seven of our 16 schools were either destroyed, or damaged beyond repair. The last one to be rebuild, just opened this year.
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I was in Punta Gorda. Charley came up the harbor and landed squarely on my head. Destroyed every house on my street.

The most intense hour of my life. Charley is the 5th most expensive hurricane in history.

1- My lift. 2- Neighbor- 2 doors down. 3- Dry stack down the street. 4- Neighbor- next street over. 5- 1 mile away.
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When ever Jodie and I visit Sanibel we still see the effects... Last time I was in Ft. Myers, there still weren't any tall trees standing on the island.
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