Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Craig Beachy Rescues World Traveler Jim Rohrssen of Lopez Island WA.

Queen Charlotte Islands British Columbia Canada
A 35-foot sailboat shipwrecked on East Beach just north of the Pesuta wreck site may have to stay there until mid-September brings higher tides. "The crew are safe and the boat is in good condition," Ms Stefanyk said. "There really is no other option but to wait for the tides to cycle back." Ms Stefanyk said the boat apparently came ashore after the tiller snapped during a storm. She said several local people have been incredibly helpful with the situation, including the Macks, Leandre Vigneault, and CRAIG BEACHY. Note by editor of this site. Craig was able to pull the sail boat off the beach at high tide in the middle of the night with his backhoe. This was accomplished with a long line through a block fasten to an anchor (deadman) buried at low tide. Click to read the article in the QCI Observer.