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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, February 26, 2024


Heavy northerly swells sank boats and flooded roads in Hull and Magens Bay on Tuesday. Some boaters were ill-prepared in spite of National Weather Service predictions. At least one sailing yacht was ashore in Magens Bay, and several power boats were sunk or capsized in Hull Bay.
Although much of the energy was expended on the outer parts of the shore, water from the pounding waves was washing up over the beaches and across the roads in both popular northside bays.
The surging water also sucked sand off Magens Beach at such a rate that one lifeguard said, "I hope we have some beach left when this is over."
Worried boat owners looked on as waves surged through the remainder of the fishing fleet in Hull Bay. By noon Tuesday the waters were far too rough to do anything but watch and hope the anchor lines held until the swell subsided.

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