Shore Marina Owners Say They Need Help To Rebuild From Sandy - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Shore Marina Owners Say They Need Help To Rebuild From Sandy

Posted: Updated:
The damages from Superstorm Sandy can still be seen in Little Egg Harbor. The damages from Superstorm Sandy can still be seen in Little Egg Harbor.
LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. -

At the Great Bay Marina in Little Egg Harbor, the devastation and destruction from Hurricane Sandy are still on display. Two months after the superstorm blew in, there's still a lot of questions about how and if this will all get rebuilt.

"Nobody's helping us or doing anything for us," says Doug Adams who works at the marina.

"We'll just have to see what we can afford and what we can rebuild," says marina owner Tom Paxton.

Paxton and his family have run the 140-slip marina for forty years. He says Sandy dealt a cruel blow here, most of the docks were destroyed. His refueling station was torn up. His restaurant and bait shop got clobbered, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. A good part of it is not covered by insurance or eligible for any form of federal or state funding.

"They say basically go borrow the money and do it yourself," Paxton told FOX 29. "I'd like to see some grants for marinas because I don't know of any of them that have insurance on docks."

Paxton and fellow marina owners here in Ocean County held a press conference Monday demanding some answers from state and federal officials. They say they have nowhere to turn for financial help and the only way to rebuild some of their destroyed property is pay for it themselves.

"Did you put a ballpark figure on this damage yet," was asked. "I couldn't even imagine it, it's just staggering,: Paxton said

Paxton's son in law Doug Adams says the cleanup work is never ending. Rebuilding will be a huge struggle. He says someone needs to step up any offer assistance or the marinas will struggle to survive and boating season could be in jeopardy.

"Bills are piling up. Can't pay nothing cause we got no income," he said.

"We depend a lot on the other boaters in the area, the local people and they aren't going to be here," Paxton added.

Paxton says he plans to be up and running in some capacity this year, not 100 percent, but close. He doesn't know how, but he's determined to get it done.

  • Dave SchratwieserMore>>

  • Police: Makeshift Drug Lab Found In Northeast Philly Apartment

    Police: Makeshift Drug Lab Found In Northeast Philly Apartment

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:14:24 GMT

    Police say they discovered what appears to be a drug lab inside a Northeast Philadelphia home Monday morning. FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports investigators were called out after the landlord found some chemicals inside.

    Police say they discovered what appears to be a drug lab inside a Northeast Philadelphia home Monday morning. FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports investigators were called out after the landlord found some chemicals inside.

  • Police: Pharmaceutical Delivery Man Shot In North Philadelphia

    Police: Pharmaceutical Delivery Man Shot In North Philadelphia

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:37:02 GMT
    NORTH PHILADELPHIA-Police say gunfire broke out near a daycare in North Philadelphia and ended with a pharmaceutical delivery man shot.Fox 29’s Dave Schratwieser reports.The incident happened outside a pharmacy and was allcaught on tape. The tape shows one of the suspects, police say, was involved in Thursday morning's daring robbery and shooting of a pharmaceutical delivery driver at 24th and Ridge.“One or two people approached him, and they robbed, they shot him with a gun,” said Wellness P...
    NORTH PHILADELPHIA-Police say gunfire broke out near a daycare in North Philadelphia and ended with a pharmaceutical delivery man shot.Fox 29’s Dave Schratwieser reports.The incident happened outside a pharmacy and was allcaught on tape. The tape shows one of the suspects, police say, was involved in Thursday morning's daring robbery and shooting of a pharmaceutical delivery driver at 24th and Ridge.“One or two people approached him, and they robbed, they shot him with a gun,” said Wellness P...
  • Families Of Gesner Street Fire Victims Search For Answers

    Families Of Gesner Street Fire Victims Search For Answers

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:27:45 GMT
    SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA-The families of the four children who died in Saturday’s fatal blaze on the 6500 block of Gesner Street are now asking what could have started the fire.Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports from Southwest Philadelphia where emotions are still running high.“I walk away with nothing,” said Patrick Sanyeah.Sanyeah left a city hall meeting Wednesday morning, frustrated and in tears, still searching for answers in the death of his two young sons and two other children in Saturd...
    SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA-The families of the four children who died in Saturday’s fatal blaze on the 6500 block of Gesner Street are now asking what could have started the fire.Fox 29's Dave Schratwieser reports from Southwest Philadelphia where emotions are still running high.“I walk away with nothing,” said Patrick Sanyeah.Sanyeah left a city hall meeting Wednesday morning, frustrated and in tears, still searching for answers in the death of his two young sons and two other children in Saturd...
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices