Vol XVI – #364 – I Looked South, I Looked North

Report #5834 Photo: LR_3-28-17

LR 03-28-2017

6:00 am ~ 31° ~ Drizzle ~ Wind: North at 5 mph ~ Humidity: 100%   

Sunrise is at 7:32 am ~ Ave. Low is 26° ~ Record Low is  -1° (1923)

 2:25 am ~  39° ~ Sunny ~ Wind: Northwest at 6 mph ~ Humidity: 78%

Sunset is at 8:06 pm ~ Ave. High is 45° ~ Record High is 78°  (1946)

 Moonphase: Waxing Gibbous ~ Pressure: 30.18 in ~ Dew Point: 33° ~ Visibility: .5 Miles

Daylight: 12 Hrs 34 Mns

Forecast for 3/29/17- Some Sun – High: 40° – Low: 32°


Vol XVI - #363 - Meggen's Monday
Vol XVI - #365 - A Frosty Foggy Beginning


waiting the arrival of the new dredging boat, crews are laying the tubing along the beach.  Seasonal load limit laws are delaying the transporting.



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Jeff in Paw Paw
Jeff in Paw Paw
4 years ago

Wow, what a success the whole dredge thing turned out to be. And it looks like dredging will start soon! One year, not too long ago, they pumped the sand south and it made a little peninsula out from the beach. That was fun.

So who runs the dredge?

Jim Burnham
4 years ago

All we know is there will be four people running it. The harbormaster or Jim Munoz probably know more.

Bill Hahn, down south near Chelsea

James: Your observation seems to be quite cogent. My only observations are 1. local, state or federal reg’s, 2. Would repeated pumping to the north eventually cause a recession of the adjacent land? I wonder if a breakwater just south of the current entrance to the harbor and placed perpendicular to the shore would serve to stop the northward migrating sand? All that said, I wish I could be there to watch the operation. Happy springtime to all lawn mowers and garden growers.

Jim Burnham
4 years ago

Regardless of any additional barrier, sand will find it’s way in. Nature always finds a way. Pumping it to the north was done one year when there was an open path. This year not so much. The dredger is also going to have to dredge its way out of the harbor first, so they can attack the sand from the outside in. The barge is being delivered by road, so they are starting on the inside. 😉

4 years ago

We always enjoy your photos and updates. Thanks.

4 years ago

Stupid dredging question….why do they dump the sand toward the south where it just washes back toward the harbor? Wouldn’t it be more effective to put it over the northside of the breakwall? The year they made the “island” seemed especially counter productive.