Saturday, June 02, 2007

Possession Lagoon

I'm not sure if Possession Lagoon is what anyone else calls it, but this is the lake formed by the railroad cutting off the bend in the shoreline just north of Picnic Point. The homes along Possession Lane are perched on this strange little feature, although the hillslope threatens to push them into it very decade or so. The winter of 1997 was pretty scary for these folks. I would love to know more about the history of the railroad causeway here -- was it originally built across the embayment or was it relocated after some big landslide took out the original line? A narrow beach has developed along the seaward side of the tracks, but as elsewhere along the railroad it is lucky to extend to mid-tide - the upper beach is still missing.

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