Wednesday February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
Historic Katz Marina Suffers Severe Damage:
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Katz’s Marina of Lake Hopatcong, NJ, on the sudden loss of a major boat storage building on their compound.
The Katz family recently issued this statement:
“Today was a difficult day for all of us at Katz’s Marina. Mother Nature proved a too powerful force for the oldest marina on Lake Hopatcong. Thank you to all of you who reached out to us today is express your well wishes and offer us support during this time, it means more than you will ever know. Unfortunately, times like this also bring out the pettiness in a few people in our community, and all of the karma comments have been duly noted, and we now know how you feel. Katz’s Marina is far more than a business on Lake Hopatcong, we are a family. We are a family made up of a strong, unified group of employees and the best customers in NJ. Like all families, we gathered together today to absorb the shocking loss we experienced in quiet reflection. This loss is no less devastating than the loss of a “best friend.” Rest assured, that although the building is down, our resolve and our spirits are not. The heart and soul of Katz’s Marina is alive and as strong as ever, and we will continue to provide high level of professional service our community relies on. Once again, thank you all for support, and we will see you in the spring.”
Luckily, the building is insured, and will be rebuilt. The full extent of the damage will not be known until cranes can be installed to lift the roof one section at a time. Luckily, Thayer IV, a recent Katz restoration project and probably the silver screen’s most famous wooden boat, was not damaged.