Coast Guard Cover Up

The Sand dredging project has reached the Coast Guard Station at the west end of Gilgo State Park and the cover up is in progress. Pictures below are from end of day Jamuary 9th and midday, January 10th.

View looking east from the entrance to Gilgo State Park.
View looking east from the entrance to Gilgo State Park at Coast Guard.
Coast Guard 1/10/19
View looking Southeast from the west side of Gilgo State Park at Coast Guard.
Looking East from the Breach at Coast Guard
Looking east at the Coast Guard Station disappearing under the dredged sand.

The slide show above shows Coast Guard Station from the morning to evening dredging operations on January 10th, 2019. The rest of the photos are of the Coast Guard Station on the 11th to the 17th of January. The pictures were taken from the top of the path to the beach at the east end of Cottage Walk.

Beach Blanket Bingo

There is going to be room to play!!

Dredging of Fire Island Inlet is in progress! This multi-purpose project provides a navigation channel and storm benefits through the dredging of the navigation channel with all the dredged sand placed westward along Gilgo Beach shoreline.

The sand replenishment project is making good progress with the beach filled in from the Sore Thumb to past Hemlock Cove as of today’s posting.

The Project involved moving 2.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Fire Island Inlet to the Town of Babylon and New York State Gilgo Beach areas to the west. The minimum depth of the navigation channel thru the inlet is to be 14 feet. The new beach is projected to be an average beach of 100 feet. The cost of the project is 26.2 million dollars and should be completed by April 10th, 2019.

Above is slide show photographed on December 27th, 2018, of the walk from the path at end of Cottage Walk walking east to the beach area where the erosion is the worst. Thank God the Dredging Project is less than a mile away.

Dredging front of Coast Guard Dove Dec 2018
Dredging front of Coast Guard Cove Dec 2018

For the Coast Guard Station area of beach, the sand replenishment project is just in a nick of time. Last week with the 40 mph on shore winds, cars on Ocean Parkway were treated to a 20 foot high sea foam funnel blowing across the highway at dusk. Take a look at the pictures below of the dune line just west of Coast Guard, one more good storm might have breached the dune line.

Dunes 100' east path at end Cottage Walk looking north, this is the most eroded location
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north, this is the most eroded location
Dunes 100' east path at end Cottage Walk around 4 feet high. Dec 2018
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk around 4 feet high. Dec 2018
Close up of Dune 100' east path at end Cottage Walk looking north from base of dune! You can see Ocean Parkway.
Close up of Dune 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north from base of dune!
Dunes 100′ east path at end Cottage Walk looking north at Car on Ocean Parkway.

the Farmer’s Market

Check out the new Farmers Market in the Oak Beach Parking lot this Saturday!

Local venders offering quality organic and home grown produce and things.

Stop on by Saturday June 30th!

Beach Erosion – Gilgo Beach – Coast Guard – 5/7/18

Walked Gilgo Beach from the center Path to Coast Guard Station late morning during the mid  tide.The slide below shows a picture of the West and then the walk East to Coast Guard Station.

Most of the dunes have eroded to within a foot or so of their peaks.
The majority of storm fencing and posts are gone or damaged.
The high water line comes within a couple of feet of the dunes in many locations.
There is not a lot of beach!

Mike from CA in front a half a dune on the east side of Gilgo before Coast Guard Station.

100 feet West of Coast Guard Station, erosion has gone past the peak height of the dune, it is eating up the dune to Ocean Parkway.
Look at the high tide marking in the sand, the ocean is reaching the dune line regularly on high tides.

Check Captain Rick and Gabby in front the dune danger zone, dune lost 10 feet plus in height.

Look at the dark sand area line on the beach, it is where the dune used to exist!

Top of the Dune Danger Zone, no flat top here.

This is the Top of the dunes 150′ West at the Path. Gives you an idea of the amount of destruction.

The South Shore Babylon Barrier Beaches need sand, call your Congressman today.

July 9th AM HT @ Gilgo

Hight Tide at Babylon Town Gilgo Beach on July 9th.

Walked the beach on the incoming am tide which was 8:10am.
Ocean calm with light off shore wind and a little 2′ wave.

Edge of the Coast Guard Station looking west.

Looks like a little more sand came back, but can still see the high tide erosion on many of the dunes between the public Gilgo Beach and Hemlock Cove, about a 3 mile stretch.

East end of Gilgo Beach looking west, only place to sit is at the bottom of the dunes

Fence on the west side of Coast Guard 7/9

Lost a couple more posts on the west side dune of Coast Guard.

The South Shore Barrier Beaches at Gilgo need sand, call your Congressman today.

East side of Gilgo Town Beach looking west, not may places to sit.