ON THE ICARD MARINA
“One of the greatest things about our locations is natural breakwater protection that Davenport Neck offers. Over my 40 years here, I’ve watched it tame even the fiercest nor’easters – with ease. I can remember walking the docks and during the storm of 1992 with my son, John, to ensure that the vessels under our care were safe and secure. The winds were so strong that we had to hold onto each other to keep from being blown into the water. We added a few extra lines, tightened the slack on a few others, and we added a fender or two here and there. It was uneventful.
The next morning, however, when we drove other harbors and we were amazed at what we saw. Boats were blown ashore, lines were broken, and docks were mangled. If our facilities weren’t located in the best harbor on the Long Island Sound, our customers would have suffered the same damage.
A great example of our harbor versus theirs can be seen by watching the storm video in the video vault located at the top of this page.”