Work begins to replenish sand at Fire Island beaches

There are 90 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 29, 2008, titled Work begins to replenish sand at Fire Island beaches. In it, Newsday reports that:

Satellite photo of Fire Island. At a cost of $36 million, work began this week to replenish narrow beaches on Fire Island with sand dredged from Moriches Inlet and offshore.

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Chris

South Salem, NY

#1 Dec 29, 2008
Finally. The beach, or lack there of, at Smith's Point is just nowhere to be found!! If it wasn't for the memorial, they probably would have let it go to nothing..

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#2 Dec 29, 2008
Do it! Whatever it takes to preserve this unspoiled, lovely little corner of the world, it's well warranted.
wow

Patchogue, NY

#3 Dec 29, 2008
Let it breach. Let nature take its course. Great South Bay needs a second inlet. Nature knows what she is doing.
FI landowner

Loomis, CA

#4 Dec 29, 2008
Nature WOULD take care of Fire Island if we allowed nature to shoal over the current inlets at Shinnecock and Moriches and other man-made groins,jetties, seawalls were removed.

The Great South Bay was healthier with abundant clams and oysters before these inlets were there....stop polluting the bay and let's get the shellfish back!
Jimi

Central Islip, NY

#5 Dec 29, 2008
Castles Made of Sand

Down the street you can hear her scream you're a disgrace
As she slams the door in his drunken face
And now he stands outside
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool
He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green

And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually

A little indian brave who before he was ten,
Played wargames in the woods with his indian friends
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
He would be a fearless warrior indian cheif
Many moons past and more the dream grew strong until
Tomorrow he would sing his first warsong and fight his first battle
But something went wrong, surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night

And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually

There was a young girl, whos heart was a frown
cause she was crippled for life,
And she couldnt speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
So she decided to die
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
And to her legs she smiled you wont hurt me no more
But then a sight shed never seen made her jump and say
Look a golden winged ship is passing my way

And it really didn't have to stop, it just kept on going...

And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually

Since: Nov 08

Port Washington, NY

#6 Dec 29, 2008
Jimi wrote:
Castles Made of Sand
Down the street you can hear her scream you're a disgrace
As she slams the door in his drunken face
And now he stands outside
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool
He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green
And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually
A little indian brave who before he was ten,
Played wargames in the woods with his indian friends
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
He would be a fearless warrior indian cheif
Many moons past and more the dream grew strong until
Tomorrow he would sing his first warsong and fight his first battle
But something went wrong, surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually
There was a young girl, whos heart was a frown
cause she was crippled for life,
And she couldnt speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
So she decided to die
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
And to her legs she smiled you wont hurt me no more
But then a sight shed never seen made her jump and say
Look a golden winged ship is passing my way
And it really didn't have to stop, it just kept on going...
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually
Maudlin.
true

Monsey, NY

#7 Dec 30, 2008
how many times are we going to save the houses of fire island.People have no business building on outer beaches.
Down in North Carolina if you build it on outer beach and it is washed away that is your problem not being paid by the tax payers.
Imaybeoldbut

Baldwin, NY

#8 Dec 30, 2008
true wrote:
how many times are we going to save the houses of fire island.People have no business building on outer beaches.
Down in North Carolina if you build it on outer beach and it is washed away that is your problem not being paid by the tax payers.
Agree,Agree,Agree! Let Nature do it's thing not the wealthy landowners who have ruined this Island!
NYR94

Bohemia, NY

#9 Dec 30, 2008
The ocean gave it to us...she will take it away also. This will all be futile when the big one comes.
john rotten

Newark, NJ

#10 Dec 30, 2008
its about time long islanders get some of the billions of dollars of tax money they pay every year. its a better use of our money than paying for all the illegals benefits and welfare for the upstaters
NIMBY Island

Florham Park, NJ

#11 Dec 30, 2008
FI landowner wrote:
Nature WOULD take care of Fire Island if we allowed nature to shoal over the current inlets at Shinnecock and Moriches and other man-made groins,jetties, seawalls were removed.
The Great South Bay was healthier with abundant clams and oysters before these inlets were there....stop polluting the bay and let's get the shellfish back!
stop polluting the bay? What will the south shore town use for a cesspoll if not the Great South Bay? Better yet dredge out Cherry Grove, open up another inlet and use the sand for repair the rest of the beaches.
Stupid

New York, NY

#12 Dec 30, 2008
people are starving and homeless and we're shelling out money so fat cats can have a place to hang out for 10 weeks a year in their summer homes.

just great, what a great nation we live in.
Affluent effluent sand

Hampton Bays, NY

#13 Dec 30, 2008
If the politically well connected, wealthy homeowners of Fire Island want to "self fund" these futile projects--let the morons be. What I object too are MY hard earned tax dollars (FEMA funds) being used to protect their million dollar seaside McMansions. These difficult economic times make this kind of expenditure especially outrageous. A former Suffolk County Executive years ago said--"If you build in the jaws of the Atlantic Ocean, expect to be bitten". Construction over there should have been frozen in 1964 when the Fire Island National Seashore was established. Four wheel drive vehicular traffic on this "new" beach should also be banned--it contributes to the erosion.
jethro

Albany, NY

#14 Dec 30, 2008
The structures should be on movable barges to limit home damage. But I still think we should let nature take its course. Put it to a vote!
Mike Hock

Leesburg, VA

#15 Dec 30, 2008
Guess what a-hole if you live in Swindlehurst guess who would be the first to go if Fire Isle goes.......But what do you know....look where YOU live
Imaybeoldbut wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree,Agree,Agree! Let Nature do it's thing not the wealthy landowners who have ruined this Island!
What a waste

Fort Lee, NJ

#16 Dec 30, 2008
What a waste. How many friggin times you wanna do that? Over and over? What a waste.
Oh Please

Bronx, NY

#17 Dec 30, 2008
Another waste of money.

Erosion is Mothernatures way of telling you to leave.

Tell the rich snobs to move. Level the urban sprawl and return Fire Island back to Mothernature in it's beautiful natural state - with no rich snobs polluting it !!

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#18 Dec 30, 2008
IF MY MATH IS CORRECT.....THATS OVER $78.00 PER CUBIC YARD TO MOVE THAT SAND FROM THE BAY, & PUMP IT ONTO THE BEACH......WOW!!! EXPENSIVE SAND!!!!
Fran Levittown NY

Yonkers, NY

#19 Dec 30, 2008
Here we go again! Let everyone else pay so the rich can also have a nice place to have a vacation home!
Fran Levittown NY

Yonkers, NY

#20 Dec 30, 2008
true wrote:
how many times are we going to save the houses of fire island.People have no business building on outer beaches.
Down in North Carolina if you build it on outer beach and it is washed away that is your problem not being paid by the tax payers.
HERE HERE!

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