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Unusually high tide during the 2nd storm.

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Gouldsboro emergency services uses plow to redirect water flooding streets, homes, and businesses.”

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Flooding on Main Street.

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I’d heard that Winter Harbor’s iconic Donut Hole (once a beloved local restaurant) had lost her cement pilings during the storm and was sitting in surrounding floodwater.

By the time I got there, some of the water had receded (with help from a plow) and preventative steps were being taken to protect the building so she wouldn’t be lost entirely during the onslaught of the second storm which was due in less than 48 hours.”

“The current owners of the Donut Hole consulted with Dale Church (seen in the photos) who contracted with the Harvey Jordan Company to raise and level the building in an effort to save it. The photographs attest to the valiant effort these men put forth toward this end.”

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Here comes the I-beam complements of the Harvey Jordan Co.

Here comes the I-beam complements of the Harvey Jordan Co.

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That’s a heavy left.

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Men steady the steel I-beam that will pass through the house to provide an assist in leveling it.

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Making progress.

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Like the ‘silver lining,’ this reflection demonstrates that beauty can co-exist with the ugliness of a disaster. It also serves as a metaphor for the building having been besieged by water.

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I-beam and cribbing in place.

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I went back during the second storm and although the building was surrounded by water, she rose above it and held steady. I saw the men from the Harvey Jordan company in their truck parked in the post office lot next door, waiting and watching, hopeful that their handiwork had ensured the building’s survival. I was impressed with their dedication.

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Stopped back three weeks later for an update on the rebuild.

Stopped back three weeks later for an update on the rebuild.