Saturday, March 31, 2007

Maxwelton Creek

The historic maps (1800s) show Maxwelton Creek entering Useless Bay behind a very long spit extending north along this shoreline, but the spit is no longer. The once large estuary is now pasture and ditches; the tidal inlet is a pipe, a tide gate, and a brand new house; and the spit has been replaced by the broad beach and the homes along Mill Road (which refers to the mill that sat on this spot in the early 1900s). The photos show what's left of an old series of timber groins and the concrete outlet of the creek.

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