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Sunday night, Dena Royal's moored houseboat sank during a storm. Monday, generous islanders and friends donated more than $35,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help her. Tuesday, A1 Marine with support from Essential Sailing Industries and the Port of Friday Harbor raised the vessel and placed it on A1 Marine's barge.


Dena Royal wrote, "Thank you to the crew at A1 Marine for getting Macy out of the water and onto the barge ahead of tomorrow’s windstorm. She will be stored on the barge until the weather improves. I’ll then be able to--hopefully--salvage a few personal items before Macy is sent to the boat graveyard. All of your generous donations paid for this major recovery process. Thank you is not enough...but THANK YOU."

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