Martha’s Vineyard Beach is Breached
January 18, 2011
Martha’s Vineyard Times: The natural forces that relentlessly shape and reshape Chappaquiddick’s shoreline have punched a hole in the elbow-shaped barrier beach that separates Cape Poge Bay to the east from Nantucket Sound to the west.
The breach as it currently exists is approximately 60 yards wide and several feet deep at high tide.
Experienced observers do not expect the opening to last long. But for now, it has cut off land access to the tip of Cape Poge and the gut, the narrow opening to Cape Poge Bay and a popular seasonal fishing destination.
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