Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tongue Point is the northern tip of Semiahmoo Spit - at least that's the easiest way for me to distinguish the two somewhat overlapping place names. This was the site of a large cannery, and a small town, for much of the earlier part of the last century and many of the old buildings and wharves remain.
The historic structures have divided this shoreline into three separate sections of beach, each with a different texture and composition. The western segment, under the old piers, is gravelly sand that made it past the bar (see the previous post). The central segment is all sand. The eastern crescent beach is sand and gravel with lots of broken shell.