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August 23, 2014 Sailing, York River

Sailing Aground

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GroundedPeople who love boats imagine having one in their back yard, but not quite like this. Last spring, Lola and Stuart Gordon found this 756-foot freighter run aground outside their third-story condo in Virginia Beach. “We had a nor’easter with winds up to 70 miles an hour that blew the ship onto the beach,” Lola related while sailing calmly on the York River. “It took three days for tugboats to dislodge it.”

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