Found pictures of the Gilgo Beach area and the Coast Guard Station after Hurricane Sandy passed. That is the Garbage Cove, Great South Bay in the background of slide 3, dunes gone, Ocean Parkway buckled.
There looks to be more or the same amount of beach after Sandy than there is at the beach now! Call your Congressman, tell him we need Sand.
Below are photos of the Coast Guard Station today!
Here is a photo of bulkhead after Sandy and below it, at the present time.
The old Coast Guard station located on the east side of Gilgo Beach Town Park and the entrance to Gilgo State Park is exposed more than it has been in the 20 years I have been coming here. Here is a link to more information about the Gilgo Coast Guard Station.
In the photo below, see the double bulkhead, a new one had been placed in front of the original, a lot of years passed for this picture to be taken.
This area has suffered much more erosion that before the Super Storm Sandy event. This is a dangerous sign of how weak our beaches are to stand up to a hurricane this fall.
Although the beaches have not opened yet, there has been a lot of activity along the barrier island beaches this Winter.
Dredging crews have been hard at work in the Fire Island Inlet. Their offshore dredging boats connect to long, flexible pipes onto the beach and empty sediment on the shoreline of Overlook Beach. Large dump trucks then transport the sediment to local area beaches from West Gilgo and eastward alongside the heavily eroded shorelines of the barrier beaches and ocean parkway.
As the massive project continues, signs of future dune conservation efforts can be seen in the massive stores of dune fence waiting to be used to help hold the sand in place.