Nantucket people may come to expect snowstorms near the end of January now that we’ve had another. The relatively heavy snow and high winds brought us out to the Sankaty Bluff once more to see the effects of the weather on the geotextile container installation and the bank itself. The storm and the recent heavy rains have ravaged both. The […]
Nantucket’s Annual Daffodil Parade marks the beginning of the island’s non-winter season. After a harsher few months than usual, there appeared to be fewer daffodils and fewer cars, but sunshine and smiles were abundant. The parade sometimes boasts Pierce-Arrows and Cords, but always has entries from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, and now ’60s muscle cars are […]
The most recent sand deliveries to Baxter Road are not for beach nourishment at the geotextile containers, but for blanketing the face of Sankaty Bluff in an attempt to provide a base for beach grass and other plantings. The sand has been deposited on the bluff edge in a number of places and pushed over […]
After a rough winter for heavy construction (them) and difficult parking (us), the new Stop & Shop is whetting our appetite for convenient shopping, wider selection and easier navigation. Let’s hope we get all that and better parking too. My island-raised brother is having a hard time imagining a store that extends fully from Sparks […]
I made a trip to the bluff today and the North Shore. I’ll have a complete report here and on Nantucket Erosion as soon as possible.
Tonight I thought I’d post a few of the lovely textures and colors I found today on the parts of the bluff that haven’t been interfered with. Click on […]
The Inquirer & Mirror recently published an article echoing the SBPF’s claim that the Sankaty Bluff geotextile containers “did their job”. We wish the Inquirer & Mirror had done its job differently and published a balanced and more accurate article instead of quoting only one source, a spokesperson of the SBPF. As a result, the article featured a number of inaccuracies, […]
We have updated Nantucket Erosion with comparative photos taken from Steps Beach to Hinckley.
You can see more and larger photos on Nantucket Erosion at http://www.nantucketerosion.com
Nantucket’s north shore was hit hard by winter storm Juno. We have a set of comparative photos on Nantucket Erosion. The first photo of each pair was taken on January 11th and the second on the 29th after the storm.
You can see more and larger photos on Nantucket Erosion at http://www.nantucketerosion.com […]
I will always remember the first time I saw Orange Street. I loved the curve of the street from the hill with the rows of houses stair-stepping down. I was enchanted by the captain’s houses, built close together and close to the street. It was all new to me coming from Texas with its sprawling subdivisions. I recently […]
In a recent letter to the Board of Selectmen, the Sconset Beach Preservation Fund congratulated the three members who voted for the Sankaty Bluff geotextile container project for “rising above the debate” on the subject of hard armoring island beaches. The debate they are referring to was the voices of the people of Nantucket who […]
The geotextile containers below the Sankaty Bluff are once again completely covered after having been exposed during some weather two and a half months ago. This initial exposure was recovered using sand redistributed from the tubes’ original envelope, but rough weather once again eroded the structure until about ⅔ of the length of the second tier of tubes showed. Last […]
We recently updated our architectural photography site. It is a completely new design with expanded galleries. Please have a look and pass on the link to anyone who might use our photography services.
They recently took down the old water tower in Sconset. It was no longer able to take care of the water needs of the residents and a larger one was built. The new one doesn’t have the charm of the old, but it is thankfully not in the same place as it would be an […]
It is easy, when taking photographs, to feel as if you have created something. And then you go to the beach and there is a huge sky with clouds rolling and changing above you and the ocean is roaring and huge with rolling waves that make a loud whumpf sound as they break and the […]
This post is the first of a series we will do showing the town of Nantucket. We will try to include some of the history of the town and some of its significant buildings. There are many famous names associated with Nantucket’s history from Benjamin Franklin to Herman Melville. This first set is from a […]
December 20th of last year brought a blizzard to Nantucket. Dirck and I took these shots on Low Beach. I have put them in a slideshow so you can see them in a larger size. On the statement page, there is a link to a video that was taken the same day. Eventually, the series […]