Someone needs to find a couple independently wealthy individuals with nothing better to do with their money than to build a series of artificial surfing reefs on the East Coast, just to see if it would work.
Anyone got Richard Branson's number? He just sold half of Virgin Atlantic for a cool $40 billion in cash yesterday.
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Dec 12, 2012, 12:26 PM #11
Dec 12, 2012, 12:28 PM #12
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- milton delaware
Last edited by mitchell; Dec 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM.
Dec 12, 2012, 02:13 PM #13
Dec 12, 2012, 03:11 PM #14
My sister has a place on Fripp Island SC... a barrier island of Beaufort, SC. In the late 80's the ocean took the front deck off her house. The powers that be did a beach replenishment and over a period of 20 years, the beach went from twenty yards of sand at low tide, to over a quarter of a mile of beach with multiple sand dunes, tons of vegetation and a huge tidal pool in front of her place. I jump deer out of beds when hiking to the water. I don't know where all that extra sand came from. If the island was like this during developmental stages in the late 70's, my sister's place would be third row instead of beach front.
At CB they do a replenishment every three years or so. My beach access at Carolina Beach was destroyed in the last Nor' Easter'. Why do some replenishment projects work (maybe too well) and some don't?
Dec 12, 2012, 04:14 PM #15
They are already doing the Hazmat necessary anyway to scrap her. Then they are using Tugs to carry her around Cape Horn to Bremerton Washington. Once they remove here nuclear power plant she will not have her own propulsion system. The old girl is to wide to thru the Panama Canal.
Dec 12, 2012, 05:25 PM #16
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- Virginia Beach
Interesting idea. If there we're no environmental impacts, this could be a legitimate idea. good way to reuse the thing too. Can we test an artificial reef here in VB? i would definitely sign up to be a tester.
Dec 12, 2012, 06:16 PM #17
they are using Tugs to carry her around Cape Horn to Bremerton Washington. Once they remove here nuclear power plant she will not have her own propulsion system. The old girl is to wide to thru the Panama Canal.[/QUOTE]
thats a rough sea to tug something like a carrier through. hope they document the voyage. Id watch it