News Mansion Marina
By Tracey Porpora | email@example.com
on March 10, 2014 at 10:39 AM, updated March 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ed Corbo, owner of Mansion Marina in Great Kills, says he’s not the type of guy who gives up too easily.
That’s why he and his crew have spent every day since Oct. 29, 2012 — the day Hurricane Sandy obliterated the borough’s shoreline — repairing his 217-slip marina.
“I looked around the day after the storm. I knew I had to either be done or put the place up for sale, or I had to dig in and rebuild. And that’s what I did,” he said, noting he’s spent over $1 million in repairs.
For the 2013 boating season, Corbo said he was able to get 50 percent of the marina up and running with 100 slips.
“After working day in and day out, we’ll finally be at 100 percent capacity for April 1,” he said.
Like Corbo, many marina owners were only partially operating last year and still overwhelmed with the incredible amount of damage the storm wrought on their livelihood.
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