Through intense preparation and with a little luck we kept Hurricane Irene from causing damage to the fleet. By mid-morning on Sunday August 28th, the winds had turned out of the west and Barron's Marine was spared from Hurricane-force damage.
However, not all of City Island fared well.
On the windward side of the Island, docks were sunk, crushed by the seas as boats broke from their moorings and washed up on the rocks.
Harlem Yacht Club