SAN ANTONIO Employees spent the day cleaning up debris and towing wrecked boats at Canyon Lake s marina, which suffered thousands of dollars in damage from Monday s blustery winds.
Wind gauges clocked gusts approaching 74 miles an hour, which threw sailboats into docks, shearing off the bow of at least one boat.
Pete Albarado s boat survived being berthed in a slip that literally was twisted and bent by the strong winds.
Those winds tore off a portion of the metal roof over the dock, where Joe Lyons' Liquor Box was parked.
Lyons said, Iimmediately cut my lines and pulled out of my slip. I took my boat around to the docks near the shore and tied into an open slip. Then I went back out toD wing to helpwhere I could.
Lyons said his boat received minor damages to his canvas on board and gouges in his fiberglass on the sides of the Sea Ray 290 Sundancer.
You couldn t even walk over there. The waves were too big to even walk over there. Yeah, it was bad, said Albarado. The sailboats were smacking into each other here.