Mark is off island when the storm hits. Possibly a blessing in disguise. No way to get back to do anything. As reported earlier, his house is destroyed. His boats and equipment stored there are either destroyed or severely damaged. His two daughters and two grandchildren are forced to flee to Nassau with just the clothes on their backs. There are no jobs or income for them there. Mark is now their sole source of support for the forseeable future.
Adding insult to injury, vandals ravage his property, cut crude access holes in his boats and steal the gas in the tanks. There is no one to protect life and property. Friends organized a GoFundMe campaign to provide some help (Mark would never ask for himself). https://www.gofundme.com/f/capt-mark-charters-treasure-cay-dorian
Capt Mark Charters
October 1, 2019-
We wanted to pass on to you the news from Capt. Mark as we receive it. Sadly, he has been unable to get back home to begin dealing with this catastrophe. And it may be several weeks before he can do so. That in itself is another chapter and challenge.
He is just now learning of the true extent of his damages. This, as friends relay bits of information and a few photos. And we wanted to share that very bad news with you.
Many of you have stayed at his Capt Mark’s Bungalow. This lovely property is located just off the beach past the traffic circle. It was beautifully decorated and appointed. Both an apartment and a rental flat. We have stayed there, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The building and all contents have been destroyed beyond imagination by Hurricane Dorian. I have a 30 year background in residential construction, and would have no idea where to begin. Just removal of the debris is a daunting and expensive start, and it is staggering. We have attached some pictures that will help you understand.