View Full Version : Email received from Capt. Marvin's on 9/22

09-22-2004, 02:37 PM
> To all of you who have written with questions about how we are doing after
> Hurricane Ivan, here is a brief update. Thank you for your prayers and
> concern; they have meant a lot to us during the past several days.
> The island has been ravaged by the hurricane. Most people have sustained
> damage to their homes and businesses. The trees are mostly gone; what are
> left standing have few or no leaves/fronds left on them. There are
> literally tons and tons of debris that need to be cleared, but this
> massive task is underway and there is a great improvement already.
> Capt. Marvin's Watersports lost two of our three locations, but the one in
> town at the Waterfront Centre is intact and although we have sustained
> some water damage, everything else seems to be fine here. We lost one of
> our boats but hope to bring that back up and get it going again. All of
> our crew, staff and owners and their families are well, which is the
> biggest blessing of all. We are thankful for life.
> Grand Cayman has never in recorded history been hit directly by a
> hurricane, much less a category 5 hurricane such as Ivan was, with
> sustained winds of over 165 mph, and gusts up to 208 mph recorded at the
> airport.
> Flights with returning residents and emergency/humanitarian supplies are
> arriving daily. One cruise ship arrived today with no tourists, but with
> humanitarian supplies, for which we are very grateful. We plan to be up
> and going whenever the first tourist arrives here, by land or by sea. We
> are actually capable of running at almost full capacity already, so we
> will be ready as soon as the first tourists arrive again.
By the way, the Turtle Farm survived the storm in great shape!

> Thank you again for all of your prayers and concern. I apologize for the
> global email, but just don't have time to write to everyone individually
> right now. There were almost 500 emails waiting for me when I booted up
> the computer for the first time today!
> Gratefully yours,
> Ruth and the staff and crew from Capt. Marvin's

MarcyIn Florida
09-22-2004, 03:12 PM
Thanks for posting this; they were so nice and I was concerned about them, as well as their business.

09-22-2004, 03:20 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I have been so worried about our friends on the island - especially Cpt. marvin! We spent a week there this last January and fell in love with that beautiful country. Our prayers are with the families of Grand Cayman...