Walking Tours of Plum Island, North Point, August 2017
The walking tours of Plum Island, North Point, led by Bill Sargent, will run on Sundays at 9 AM starting on AUGUST 6th. The 90-minute walking tours, will run from North Point’s Plum Island Lighthouse to the south jetty and back, rain or shine. Parking in the Plum Island Lighthouse parking lot.
Tour participants will gather at the Plum Island Lighthouse Parking lot at 9 AM for the walk.
Discover horseshoe crabs, wooly mammoth, terns, and striped bass. View the effects of last winter’s erosion. Changes did occur over this past Winter and this Spring. Mother Nature is in charge!
Investigate the Coast Guard archeology site and speculate on whether some of the artifacts could have been used to set U-boat nets across the Merrimack River. Visit the Sand Machine where up to an acre of sand flow through natural weirs in the South Jetty during high course tides. Discuss how the Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Newburyport, universities, and colleges have all been working together to work with nature and find a solution to the rapid erosion on the point.
Tour participation costs $10, payable to the Coastlines Project. Bring a camera, sensible shoes and a keen sense of humor with you.
Bill Sargent is the author of over 20 books about science and the environment, including “Islands in the Storm”, “Plum Island 4000 Years on a Barrier Beach”, “Plum Island 2016”, and "Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health".