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ONTARIO: 'Hi everyone, the wood boat rack has collapsed'

Wooden rack storing boats for the winter gave way last week at a Whitefish marina

A wooden structure at the Penage Bay Marina in Whitefish, Ontario collapsed late last week, destroying or damaging several dozen boats stored there.

A post on the marina's Facebook page on Friday informed owners about the incident.

“Hi everyone, the wood boat rack has collapsed,” the post reads. “I will contact anyone whom has a boat ... in the next few days, trying to sort this out at the moment.

“Anybody that knows their boat is in there contact your insurance company to claim,” said a later post.

A man who answered the phone at the marina on Monday confirmed the incident took place. But he wouldn't say how the incident happened or how many boats were affected before hanging up.

“That's none of your business,” he said.

But photos of the collapsed structure show several damaged watercraft, and one owner whose boat was affected said there were about 70 being stored there before the collapse. 


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