Runaway barge destroys pier of Irvington Boat and Beach Club

adminNews One of the Tappan Zee Constructors’ runaway barges that drifted away during Friday’s storm demolished “the life blood” of the Irvington Boat and Beach Club.

“It must’ve got away because of the tides and the winds,” the club’s Vice Commodore Marcus Witte said. “It must’ve went up the (Hudson) River during high tide and came back down during low tide and slam dunked into our pier.”

The pier connected to a floating dock in the Hudson River and is the “key” attraction for the locally run, locally built private boat club that dates back to the 1950s, Witte said.

“It’s a destination,” Witte said about the pier and dock, “with views of Manhattan, the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Palisades. It’s a great attraction for our members … Not having it is a big loss.”   Read more.

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