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Port Sheepshead Marina, nothing but rubble.

Despite more than a week of cleaning, Emmons Avenue’s eastern end, a strip of waterfront condos, bungalows and boating clubs, remains in shambles.

We visited Emmons Avenue’s two waterfront bungalow colonies earlier this week, and, though Hurricane Sandy destroyed several homes and left families for the streets, there had been no visits from FEMA, Red Cross or any examples of the volunteer frenzy other neighborhoods have received.

In the absence of outside help, neighbors banded together to help each other.

Keep reading, and view a photo gallery of the destruction in the bungalow colonies.

Apparently, the rise in prices for boating fuel is even more dramatic than it has been for auto gas, resulting in fewer boaters on the water.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“I see fewer people going out with their boats, and if they’re going out, they’re buddying up with two or three people to cut costs,” said Walter Zahra, who has owned the Port Sheepshead Bay Marina in Brooklyn for 45 years. “It’s hurting quite a bit,” he said. “A boat uses a lot more gas than a car.”

Marine gas usually sells for about 50 to 75 cents a gallon. Now it’s selling for more than $4 a gallon. “I’ve seen it closer to $5,” Zahra said.

I wonder how this will effect the Bay’s already devastated marine economy. [via Daily News]