Saturday, May 03, 2008
This small estuary was originally separated from the north end of Quartermaster Harbor by a spit, with a tidal inlet at the east end. Early on, a road was built across the spit and the entrance changed, first to the west end (where old box springs now help to plug the gap) and then to the center, where a decaying wier now maintains a minimum elevation to the lagoon. The geometry of the artificial channel creates currents that have scoured out the area just inside the entrance. The beach itself has been largely buried by fill and the rubble placed to keep it from eroding away.