With Hermine expected to do some damage along the coast, Cape Cod travelers prepare for the storm.
“Better safe than sorry,” said crane operator John Baxter.
Hyannis Marina is usually exclusive to majestic yachts and sleek speed boats, but today, Baxter and his crane are out to help boat owners hoist their vessels out of the water before Hermine takes her toll on the coast of Massachusetts.
“I think people have been surprised in the past with storms turning out worse than predicted,” Baxter said.
With the storm on its way, everyone extended a helping hand to help speed up the process.
“We couldn’t do it ourselves,” said boat owner Jack Meade. “John is our regular lift guy and extended himself on a Sunday.”
At Hyannis Terminal, the scene this morning was a bit more rushed.
“I was a little worried that I wasn’t going to get to Nantucket,” said traveler Leigh Baxter. “I have a week planned there.”
Baxter, along with dozens of other travelers, jumped on an earlier ferry after the steamship authority announced service from the cape to the islands could be canceled, if the weather gets bad.
On the other side, Chris Hurd and his wife rushed to get back from Nantucket.
“I got some pretty big meetings and business lined up so, I had to get back for that,” Hurd said.
Some ferry services have been cancelled in preparation for the storm. The Island Queen ferry service has been cancelled for Sunday and Monday.
The Steamship Authority has yet to make any cancellations, but could do so later Sunday.