Salem’s Coastwatch Marks Anniversary
March 24, 2011
The Salem News: It’s a stretch of ocean that extends from Gales Point in Manchester-by-the-Sea to Marblehead Neck, and around the middle of last century, it was suffering.
By 1964, more than half of the 156 pipes that emptied into this water were delivering untreated sewage, according to Salem Sound Coastwatch, a nonprofit caretaker of the sound. Salem, Peabody, Beverly and Danvers were discharging an average 20 million gallons per day of untreated wastewater through a discharge pipe off the Beverly coast. Marblehead, meanwhile, had its own pipe for untreated sewerage off Tinker’s Island.
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