Jamestown’s Mackerel Cove Decimated in Storm

Jamestown Press: Sandy arrived in [Jamestown] Monday, bringing tropical storm winds that occasionally gusted to hurricane levels. While Jamestown suffered some flooding and widespread power outages, the true cost of the storm was revealed on Tuesday morning. That is when it became clear that the town beach at Mackerel Cove had been decimated.

Recently there has been discussion about how to stem the erosion that had been taking place at Mackerel Cove. Now that discussion will have to turn to ways to restore the beach. At this time it is unclear who will foot the bill for the restoration. According to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, there will be consultations with the Coastal Resources Management Council, as well as other state and federal agencies.

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