Gloria has been through a lot.
The oyster boat’s owner, Alan Sterling, died in 2014. Since then it’s drifted in Gray’s Creek, been battered by weather and — earlier this summer — was beached.
Most recently, 7 inches of rain from Hurricane Ida poured down on what’s left.
But you can still see Gloria, sitting — bent but not bowed — between the Longshore exit road and Compo Beach Road.