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Updated: 12/21/2017 08:30:01AM

Casualties of Irma

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Approximately 30 vessels were tagged and recovered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that were wrecked or sunken on the waters of the state during Hurricane Irma.


Boats damaged during Hurricane Irma are stored in a temporary facility along Tuckers Grade in Punta Gorda.


SUN PHOTOS BY TOM O'NEILL

Approximately 30 vessels recovered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that were wrecked or sunken on the waters of the state during Hurricane Irma are being stored at a temporary facility along Tuckers Grade in Punta Gorda. Vessels not recovered from a FWC temporary compound will be destroyed and disposed of.


Photo by Tom O'Neill

Vessels not recovered from a FWC temporary compound will be destroyed and disposed of.


Faith is just one of abou 30 vessels recovered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after Hurricane Irma that are being stored at a temporary facility along Tuckers Grade in Punta Gorda.


Approximately 30 vessels recovered after Hurricane Irma are being stored at a temporary facility along Tuckers Grade in Punta Gorda.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has stored vessels that were wrecked or sunken during Hurricane Irma at a temporary facility along Tuckers Grade in Punta Gorda. Vessels not recovered from a FWC temporary compound will be destroyed and disposed of.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Brian Norris explains the process used to collect and process approximately 30 vessels recovered by the FWC that were wrecked or sunken on the waters of the state during Hurricane Irma.


Photo by Tom O'Neill

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“Faith” was broken and rested on its side.

As was “Miss Emily,” and dozens of other deteriorating vessels that were damaged by Hurricane Irma’s wrath and covered in barnacles.

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