A story of determination and perseverance in the face of destruction.
The Boat House Marina will officially debut the radical facelift the Marina has undergone since being practically destroyed by a severe storm on April 21, 2017. On that Spring Friday evening a 70 mph storm came through the area. While there is still conjecture if the storm was a tornado or micro burst however, one thing to be sure of, it changed the life of this Marina owner for months to come.
Last year that storm left the town of Colonial Beach Virginia shut down to all non-residents. With no electricity and severe damage throughout the community, FEMA and the Red Cross were called in. Yet no other specific site in the town experienced the amount of damage done to The Boathouse Marina. One hundred percent of the marina buildings sustained damage or were completely destroyed. “Looking back on that night I still am amazed that no one here at the Marina was hurt, I thank God for that” stated Bill. “Buildings and boats can be repaired or replaced.”
Bill Bowman formerly a contractor serving the Richmond area was determined to rebuild bigger and better than ever and he has done just that. While mitigation and demolition were on going the marina set up to continue servicing the boating community. Over the last 18 months the Marina has invested in a variety of improvements as well as rebuilding docks, piers and buildings.
With the bulk of the devastation behind him, Bill Bowman is now ready to thank all the community and all those that have provided support over these past months.
About The Boat House Marina
The Boathouse Marina in Colonial Beach, Virginia, is a Boater Owned, Boater Friendly marina with a retail store on site. The Marina offers wet and land slips, WIFI, newly constructed Captain’s Lounge with showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. The Boathouse Marina is N 38° 14.400′, W 076° 57.780′ or at 829 Robin Grove Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
About Colonial Beach
Colonial Beach, Virginia is a river and beach town located in the northwestern part of Westmoreland County on Virginia’s Northern Neck peninsula. It is bounded by the Potomac River, Monroe Bay and Monroe Creek and home to the second-largest beachfront in the state. It is located 65 mi from Washington, D.C., and 70 mi from the state capital Richmond and 45.5 nautical miles from the Chesapeake Bay.
Submitted by Colonial Beach Boathouse Marina