Fleets of pleasure boats were not cast adrift from floating docks by Tropical Storm Irma, as many were during Hurricane Hugo, but some Charleston-area marinas suffered damage from the storm Monday.
At the city of Charleston's Maritime Center, “two small finger piers were destroyed," said city spokesman Jack O'Toole.
Across the harbor, at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, a section of boat slips was closed after a ramp to the docks was damaged by Irma.
"We’re going to be back up and running by the end of the day," said Nick Saltmarsh, general manager of the resort.
The Charleston City Marina had no damage on the water, but some buildings on the land experienced the flooding seen on that part of the peninsula near Lockwood Boulevard, according to Robbie Freeman, managing partner of the City Marina Co.
“We were very fortunate," he said. "We didn’t get a lot of wind, and we didn’t have any docks or boats break loose."
Freeman said there was also no damage at the nearby Bristol Marina, or The Harborage at Ashley Marina.