Marveling at the tenacity of coastal towns- Cape Ann public works after winter storms are no joke.
Rockport, Mass. The many access stairs for the Long Beach pedestrian walkway are put back each spring. Some years, the landing platforms on the sand side need repair. The 2018 winter storms pummeled each and every access point. Landings on sand and up top, the railings, and treads were entirely stripped. The rebuild for a few of the staircases will remain on hold until their immediate seawall areas are tended.
Water shoes this summer
From there to here: popples and rocks from the decimated barrier wall between Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach were deposited along Long Beach.
Where’s the beach?
Spring 2018, the ocean is several feet deep at the rip rap line every high tide
Evolution of damage at beach barrier
looking from Long Beach across to Cape Hedge Beach. By April 2018 the barrier wall was rebuilt.
Businesses and homeowners are busy, too
Cape Ann Motor Inn shoring up beach side great deposits of sand by its foundation
front row cottage winter build- 142 Long Beach Road, Rockport, Mass
Evolution of damage at pedestrian walkway
Long Beach seawall, by Gloucester, Mass entrance
Examples of coastal damage after three winter storms Rockport, Mass