The Long Branch, New Jersey, Beach Replenishment Story

Long Branch beach, looking south

In 1997, our beach looked very sad.

 

Long Branch beach, looking north

And though it could look quite beautiful at times...

 

Long Branch beach, looking south

...it was too narrow to provide the city much protection against storms.

Army Corps of Engineers pump ship

Then the Army Corps of Engineers came along in a big red pump ship...

Army Corps of Engineers equipment

...and laid pipe from the ship to the beach.

Sand pumping

They pumped sand onto the beach (center of photo), as well as tiny fishes that the seagulls enjoyed.

Long Branch beach, view toward north

Little by little the beach grew wider (view toward north)...

Long Branch beach, view toward south

...and wider (view toward south)...

Long Branch beach, view toward north

...until now it is very wide indeed...

...and it's a great place to have a walk and a laugh with a friend.

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