August 1988 photo of Sakonnet Harbor Navigation project. Photo/Army Corps New England. The federal breakwater at Sakonnet Harbor [Rhode Island] has been damaged by several years worth of storms, and the Army Corps of Engineers says there’s no money to fix it.

Other priorities are competing for funds, The Corps says.”If you look at it over the years,” said Town Council President Robert Mushen, “the breakwater has sustained some boulders moving around, and needed to be looked at.” Mr. Mushen said the site is a popular one for spectators who gather to watch the waves and sea crashing into the rocks during storms.

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