It was hard to get a photo that showed how big the hose is. I kept hoping a kayak would paddle up next to it or something to convey the scale. The vehicles in the campground are too far away to really show the scale.
I wondered if any seals would haul out on top of the pipe instead of on the rocks or the beach. Probably not.
Some press coverage of the dredging:
- Merrimack River Dredging Will Require Attention of Boaters -- from Dredging Today
- Salisbury braces for noise, hassle from beach project -- from The Daily News of Newburyport. This article also a cool Tech Note about the cutter dredge.
- Beach nourishment project gets underway -- from the Newburyport Current