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The Wreck of sv Ellipsis at Elbow Cay (MJ Sailing – EP 45)





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We leave Marsh Harbor for the picturesque settlement of Hope Town, and have a whirlwind adventure while we’re there. Heading into town one night to play trivia with friends, we find there is a shipwreck on the north end of the island, and stroll up the beach to take a look.

Lodged in the sand is a Westsail 32 named Ellipsis that had ended up there the night before after encountering some heavy weather between Puerto Rico and St. Augustine. We only had a few details at the time, but knew it was two men and two dogs on board, and although the boat was now meant to be salvaged, everyone on board was ok.

The next day the two of us do a little more wandering around town and take a look at the world famous Elbow Reef Lighthouse; the last kerosene burning lighthouse in the world. We also walk through the grounds of Harbour Lodge resort to take in stunning views from their Atlantic coast beach.

Strolling back out to the beach, we found the owner there removing personal belongings and were able to talk to him to get the full story of what happened.

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Music:
00:18 – I Met You in the Summer – Loving Caliber (ES)
00:59 – Breathe – Johan Borjesson (ES)
04:47 – Dreamers Escape 2 – Magnus Ringblom (ES)
07:34 – Head Under Water – Lvly (ES)
11:31 – Chain of Events 3 – John Ahlin (ES)

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– Panasonic Lumix G85 –

Editing software:
Windows Movie Maker & Adobe Premier

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29 comments

  1. Great video I been following you for some time. Keep it up

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  2. Love the episode, and what a beautiful location!

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  3. No matter how beautiful that beach was, if you stayed there it would also get boring. The whole point of being able to sail around the world is to experience each new place. Also I usually win these lotteries, so I won't be surprised when you contact me with the free sunglasses. Lol.

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  4. Always sad to see a boat on the beach…

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  5. Great video guys! Do you guys ever go fishing? Recently moved from Colorado to Florida to try and live the salt life myself. Not sure what kind of boat yet power or sail because I have 30 days off every 2 months to play. The Bahamas by boat is definitely on my bucket list for sure though!

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  6. Loved the video. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Seeing a sailboat shipwreck is like a gut punch.

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  8. Love the videos! Keep em coming.

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  9. Great video .
    I'm working on a new painting
    " Abaco Harbour " .. it all about the water colours

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  10. great sun glasses…

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  11. It is always sad to hear about someone losing there boat, they were fortunate they could step off there boat to safety. Great video, it is nice to see areas I have not sailed or been to.

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  12. Looking good guys! What are your pros and cons for the aluminium hull? Looking to buy one myself.

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  13. enjoying the videos; always bad to see boat on the beach, but no lives lost so that is key.

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  14. Love the videos. Thanks for showing us around the Lighthouse.

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  15. Great episode guys!! Looks like your dinghy and outboard combo you currently are using is the perfect setup! How has all the system and motor on the boat been so far? Looks like all the work has payed off and everything is running smoothly!

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  16. It is sad to see a boat at the end of it’s life. But it has been enjoyable watching you bring Elements back to life.

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  17. Thanks for the episode and hooking up with Abacos promoting their sunglasses. I recently attended to Toronto boat show and a seminar by Yves Gélinas the inventor of the Cape Horn self steering gear. I’m sure he would interested if the reasons for the gear failure was related to design or manufacturing deficiencies or just extreme weather and lines caught in props and rudder. He was a charismatic presenter and proud of his steering gear, logging thousands of miles using his with no issues in some of the most extreme conditions.

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  18. Awesome as usual!!

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  19. enjoy your videos keep up the good work

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  20. Nice glasses you always look good ! 😘 where’s your Cat 🐱

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  21. Thanks for sharing your journey and hard work. Love following along

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  22. That’s great to hear that you met the guy with that sailboat and got the story about it. Still sad to see it go to wast .i love your channel keep up the great work

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  23. Great vid as always!! 😉

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  24. Great video guys! Glad to see you sailing again!

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  25. Great video, now gimme those cool specs

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  26. Just in case you needed any reinforcement that you made the right decision to travel, there is close to a foot of snow on the ground here in southeast Michigan and it's still coming down. I think Grand Rapids is getting even more. Carry on!

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  27. That lighthouse is really a relic. We be sailing down there in April and will try to see it myself. Thanks

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  28. Planing my first sail to the Abacos in April loved your video and plan a Hope Town stop

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