I have done a blog on this place as well I LOVE PLUM ISLAND
October 10, 2013
Strands of the Plum Island story started to unravel in early autumn. On September 30th Newburyport City Councilor Richard O’Sullivan proposed that the Council release details of a closed-door session it had held about the Plum Island water and sewer system.
The water and sewer system was the reason that so many houses had been remodeled into year round dwellings driving the prices of the houses on the primary dune up from $3,000 to close to a million dollars. But the system had lost pressure on several occasions stranding the homeowners without water or sewer services. Several of the water mains were under the streets that had eroded during the winter storms and nobody knew if the system had failed because of the storms, faulty construction, or both.
The city was trying to decide whether to sue Camp Dresser McKee the engineering firm…
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My take on Mother Nature and her fury, in one of my favorite places to walk and fish.
Just the other side of Newburyport MA is a place called Plum Island.
This is a place you will see just before you go over the marsh and hit the island.
We have a nuclear plant in Seabrook ,NH and when all the protests
were going on, residents knew that there would be No Way Out!
Sign stands after all these years as a reminder.
Well it seems like the Nuclear Plant is safer for these residents,
than the sea they love to live next too.
The ocean is taking more and more of the beach that used to be their buffer.
Homes have been undermined by the surf and ultimately pushed by machines onto the beach at low tide and then
picked up and placed in rigs and taken to the local landfill.
The politicians keep throwing money at this situation.
Permits to re-build these homes maybe issued.
This problem that will only become worse as the worlds oceans rise, as predicted they will.
They installed these a few years ago, to save these homes but surly you can see no mater how much sand and barriers are brought in
the Atlantic Ocean will take what it needs for space.
They warn people who love this place to Stay Away!
These were once completely covered with sand and the beach built back up, by sand hauled to this area, all at the taxpayers expense.
This is just for this one stretch of ocean front property.
Who came up with the plan years ago to allow homes here?
So many places we can not go near now because of the dangers these
homes present and we can’t forget the Nesting Plovers!
I will continue to come here month after month to document the loss of a beautiful stretch of beach.
I have so many fond memories I can not help but watch and see what time has in store for this wild place.
I will miss this place when she is gone.