Post-Storm Sandbars Pose Threat to Merrimack Boaters

Newburyport News: As if the threat to housing on Plum Island isn’t enough, some residents and local officials have expressed concern about storm-driven buildup of sand between the jetties and the ocean.

At a Monday meeting of the Merrimack River Beach Alliance, Bob Connors, a spokesman for the Coastal Property Owner’s Association, said that photos show that a significant amount of sand has entered the inlet. He expressed concern that boats could have difficulty entering and exiting the harbor this spring.

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