, Salem, MA

April 20, 2008

FIGHTING THE TIDE - updated April 21


  • 'If you've enjoyed Plum Island, help to save it' 1970s crisis led to desperate measures
  • Ongoing battle may delay solutions for Plum Island
  • A beloved resort erodes Gradually
  • Friction growing over sand
  • Mother Nature, Man contribute to erosion
  • Man's walls can't hold back the sea Some say erosion controls help, others say they hurt
  • Beach erosion, regrowth an endless pattern
  • A legacy of erosion
  • Costs of remedying Plum Island beach erosion in millions
  • 'Sand-a Claus' lobbyist earns praise from beach towns
  • A case study in beach replenishment