Email received from Capt. Marvin's on 9/22

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by ldb1030, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. ldb1030

    ldb1030 DIS Veteran

    Jun 9, 2000
    > 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
  2. MarcyIn Florida

    MarcyIn Florida DIS Veteran

    Jul 7, 2004
    Thanks for posting this; they were so nice and I was concerned about them, as well as their business.
  3. jwann

    jwann <font color=FF00CC>Have a ~*~*~ Pixie Dust ~*~*~ k

    Sep 4, 2003
    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...

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