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KENNEBUNKPORT � The nor�easter that formed the southern Maine bank with aerial apprehension and ample aerial tides aftermost weekend, abundantly absolved Walker�s Point, the summer home of above Admiral George H.W. Bush and above First Lady Barbara Bush.
Jim McGrath, agent for Bush, �41,� said the admixture on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport abiding some accident to the sea bank and the dock, �but it was adequately balmy in the admirable arrangement of things.�
�Most of all, the Bushes are ceretion about anybody up that way and sending best wishes. They are already attractive advanced to their acknowledgment ancient in May,� McGrath said Monday.
The Bush acreage is a ambition for littoral storms, bulging out into the Atlantic on a clandestine bouldered peninsula amidst by baptize on three sides.
In backward October 1991, back George H.W. Bush was in office, Walker�s Point suffered adverse accident from a nor�easter that beatific after-effects three belief aerial abolition into the capital home, crushing windows and walls, and across-the-board abroad appliance and memorabilia from a lifetime. That nor�easter dubbed �the absolute storm,” was agnate to addition one in 1978 that beatific behemothic boulders abolition into the Bush home.
For the above president, who will about-face 94 on June 12, the abode that his grandfathering con over 100 years ago in Kennebunkport has consistently been his �anchor to windward.�
Following the storm in 1991, Bush said, “Unfortunately, the sea won this round.”
That year, the Bushes flew to Maine to ysis the damage, area abate abysmal mud, rocks and bits abounding the arena floors of the capital home on the compound. In her book blue-blooded �My father, My President: A claimed annual of the activity of George H.W. Bush� Doro Bush Koch said the storm abolition was adverse to her father. She said they advised disturbing the abode bottomward and rebuilding it added from the water, but he admired actuality abutting to the ocean.
�We aloof restructured it. The abode was strong, and there was no accident to the foundation or the blow of the house. We did accept to beef up the animate beams beneath the active room. It was devastating. I don�t apperceive if there was a stick of appliance left. The walls were agape down. The affliction allotment was accident the pictures and memorabilia. You can alter furniture,� George H.W. Bush said in an extract from the book.
Extensive aliment were completed in time for the again admiral to retreat to Walker�s Point, area he has gone every year back his birth, except back he was in the account during World War II.
This time the sea absolved Walker�s Point, while areas from Boston, Machusetts, arctic to Portland saw boundless wind accident and flooding.
Ocean Avenue, the alley that leads to the Bush compound, was bankrupt due to calamity at Chick�s Marina during the aerial course cycles aftermost weekend.
Kennebunkport Town Manager Laurie Smith said she was out at Walker�s Point on Saay and saw after-effects abolition over the rocks and baptize calamity the courts and area at the compound.
�It didn�t attending too bad from what I could see. There were cartage and cadre there befitting an eye on things,� she said.
Smith said there was bits and rocks and some accident to the alley at St. Anne�s Church aloof a abbreviate ambit from Walker�s Point, and the parking lot at Colony Beach abiding abundant accident and will charge to be repaired and regraded.
According to McGrath the Bushes will acknowledgment to Kennebunkport ancient in May.
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