Barge bound for Bahamas makes unexpected stop in the middle of Elm Street

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A trailer carrying a barge bottomed out on Elm Street in Machias, closing the road to traffic for 24 hours starting Monday, Oct. 21. But the sequence of events that led to the road closure began much earlier when Hurricane Dorian laid waste to the Bahamas on September 1.

Regarded as the worst natural disaster in the history of the island nation, Dorian hit with winds topping 185 miles per hour, killing more than 60 and leveling a home built there by Clay Thomas of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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