13 Oct Project: Dredge Oct. 13th
Sorry, I missed yesterday in posting pictures of the dredge, but they have been busy concentrating on filling in the center. Kay and I went up at 7am and took thses photos. Amazing how much sand they have put and are still putting there. Will it last? They say we have a Nor’Easter coming this Friday. We’ll see on Friday wether or not we do (weathermen!!!) and what effect it will have on the beach. We were just about to leave when one of the workers from the project came and told us they were shutting down the center, we had to get off the beach. Kay went up to him and asked why? Are you going to cover the rocks? His reply was yes, they were going to cover the rocks. It would be about 2 hours and then they should be done at the center. That is as far as they are going. They are not going go to to the right. He said they were going back down the beach to do some more towards where they started. Enjoy the pictures!
bobPosted at 07:31h, 13 October
Great pic have really enjoyed thanks
StickmanPosted at 09:44h, 13 October
Standing at the center yesterday afternoon watching the sand pouring out I got the awful feeling that this work won’t end up solving the problem. Though I hope to be wrong, a half dozen of our Nor’easters could scour the new sand back to the houses.
aubreyPosted at 09:53h, 13 October
Anyone who has built a sand castle knows this won’t solve the problem. Best case is that its a band aid. I hope we get some good sandbars next spring thanks to all of this new sand. There wasn’t much structure this year to play with.
StickmanPosted at 10:43h, 13 October
I got this report from my friend Tom from over the weekend. You just have to be out all the time like him:
I had great bluefishing on Sunday outside the #2 buoy and Monday in 20-45′ of water in front of High Sandy. Actually saw blues on the surface feeding, which I personally haven’t seen in the last couple of years. Picked up fish on both surface lures & trolling.. good sized fish too, nice and fat.
Weather and time is running out to get back out there.. probably have to pull the boat in the next few days.
QuonnyPosted at 11:16h, 13 October
Going to Google Earth and linking into the history tab tells the story of the beach after the groin was put in at the beach front. It looks like erosion was accelerated going north of the groin from 1992 to today. With the equipment they have on site, they may want to consider removing the rocks completely and create a sea wall laterally to the beach.