| n. A dreamlike scene or picture having surreal qualities.
What happened: In 2006, this freighter ship, owned
by the Dominican Republic, had engine failure. The crew, unable
to get the engine started, signaled a mayday to the Crooked Island
Coast Guard. The Coast Guard sent over a helicopter to check out
the situation. They noticed the ship floating back and forth between
the islands of Rum Cay and the town of Stella Marais in Long Island.
The crew aboard the ship was dedicated and committed to staying
on the ship until they did everything in their power to save it.
The freighter was without an engine for 5 or 6 days. The Crooked
Island Coast Guard sent over another ship to try to tow the Dominican
Republic ship to safety. Unable to tow the ship, the rescue ship
had to cut the cords and watch as the freighter flung itself onto
the hard coral shores of Long Island. The Dominican Republic sailors
then simply jumped off the ship wearing their full gear and life
jackets. No one was hurt but over time the sharp coral and waves
twisted and turned the ship until it was a heap of rubble as it
To Get There: Take the exit to the Waterhole Liquor
Store and continue straight past it. When you get to the crossroads
intersection where two roads intersect (with 4 corners) take a
right. Park the car when you reach the white gate and walk in.
(Just in case they lock the gate by the time you get back). This
is a public resort which is up for sale for 17 million.
Grounded in 2006 due to a faulty engine.
our beach house villa