Antique & Classic Boat Society
Lake Hopatcong Chapter
The picture and message on the right reflect how most of the members of the LHACBS feel about the tragedy inflicted on the Katz family, employees and customers. I am so sorry for the loss of the Hockenjos (Katz) Marina and the boats that didn’t make it. I speak for all of the officers and directors of our chapter. Our sincere sympathy for all that has happened. We all know that the Marina and the boats that can be repaired will be better than ever. The messages on all of the various sites, with pictures of the devastation and timely recovery say it all; the Katz group is one dedicated group. The progress that they have made in such a short time is extraordinary.
The members who attended our chapter’s kickoff meeting this past weekend echoed my thoughts in the personal note I sent to Seth recently, and all wish the Katz family well.
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Katz's Marina Collapses under weight of heavy NJ snowfall
LHACBS Member and Marina Owner on Lake Hopatcong responds to inquiries regarding the tragic loss of a historic landmark:
"Today was a difficult day for all of us at Katz's Marina. Mother Nature proved a too powerful force for the oldest marina on Lake Hopatcong. Thank you to all of you who reached out to us today is express your well wishes and offer us support during this time, it means more than you will ever know.
Unfortunately, times like this also bring out the pettiness in a few people in our community, and all of the karma comments have been duly noted, and we now know how you feel. Katz's Marina is far more than a business on Lake Hopatcong, we are a family. We are a family made up of a strong, unified group of employees and the best customers in NJ. Like all families, we gathered together today to absorb the shocking loss we experienced in quiet reflection. This loss is no less devastating than the loss of a "best friend."
Rest assured, that although the building is down, our resolve and our spirits are not. The heart and soul of Katz's Marina is alive and as strong as ever, and we will continue to provide high level of professional service our community relies on. Once again, thank you all for support, and we will see you in the spring."
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