The James Island Belle did not go to be repaired or restored. I found out that before she was beached she had been sold to a fellow who tied her up between two larger vessels. A wake from a passing boat brought the two larger boats together and essentially crushed the Belle. So she was stripped and when the pump got her afloat she was towed out in to the outer harbour and the pump removed. Bye bye Belle.
Then along came the big boy, covered in junk and leaking like a sieve. The deal apparently was that in exchange for removing the boat bodies from the beach the company owning the barge could beach it and then bring in a crusher to take it apart piece by piece.
Didn't happen, no one would remove the pieces. So instead the junk was all removed from the upper deck in case it should sink on its way to another mooring spot. Hasn't moved since.
I think the in case should be in parentheses. Hello Belle.
Speaking of junks here's Kuia Le on launch day my favourite little sailor supervising. Dry as a bone and right on her marks