Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

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Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

Charter business in St. John nearly destroyed by storm in September
When Hurricane Irma slammed St. John in the Virgin Islands in September, it severely damaged Jamison and Ryan Witbeck’s boat “Kekoa,” top right. Ryan Witbeck is a former Fort Lewis College student. A fundraiser will be held Saturday for the two brothers to help restore their boat and business.
Jamison and Ryan Witbeck, sons of longtime Durangoan Priscilla Sherman, built their 50-foot wooden catamaran “Kekoa” and started a private charter business in 2009 in St. John. Hurricane Irma caused about a half-million dollars in damage to the boat. A fundraiser will be held Saturday for the two brothers to help restore their boat and business.
Ryan Witbeck said the brothers’ boat is insured, but they and their families will be without income for at least a year while they repair their boat “Kekoa,” which was damaged by Hurricane Irma.
Jamison and Ryan Witbeck’s boat “Kekoa” before Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands in September.

Durango family business hit hard by Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma slammed St. John in the Virgin Islands in September, it severely damaged Jamison and Ryan Witbeck’s boat “Kekoa,” top right. Ryan Witbeck is a former Fort Lewis College student. A fundraiser will be held Saturday for the two brothers to help restore their boat and business.
Jamison and Ryan Witbeck, sons of longtime Durangoan Priscilla Sherman, built their 50-foot wooden catamaran “Kekoa” and started a private charter business in 2009 in St. John. Hurricane Irma caused about a half-million dollars in damage to the boat. A fundraiser will be held Saturday for the two brothers to help restore their boat and business.
Ryan Witbeck said the brothers’ boat is insured, but they and their families will be without income for at least a year while they repair their boat “Kekoa,” which was damaged by Hurricane Irma.
Jamison and Ryan Witbeck’s boat “Kekoa” before Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands in September.
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