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Beacon Beach

To discuss and try to implement the construction of an artificial beach along the Beacon waterfront, extending from the Long Dock park shoreline south toward Dennings Point. (see larger photo through website link)

Website: http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2996663200050886816gIrEto
Location: Beacon
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2012

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Comment by Steve Knowles on December 29, 2010 at 2:51pm

Just to be clear...

 

The present shoreline is trash, rocks, slime, tires, etc.  There is no sand beach.  The photo is a simulation of what a sand beach might look like.  I took the photo when getting ready to land at Stewart.  (no, I was a passenger)

Comment by Steve Knowles on December 29, 2010 at 2:46pm
The interest in this is overwhelming me.
Comment by Steve Knowles on December 24, 2010 at 3:34pm
Someone mentioned that there is a sewage outfall somewhere along the area I have proposed for a beach.  Swimming would be down the list of activities the beach could be used for, and depending on the nature of the sewage outfall (presumable treated), it may not be an issue anyway.  I wouldn't think swimming in the ring just upstream (which is downstream when the tide is coming in) would be allowed if the sewage outfall is considered a hazard. (or perhaps, it's felt that enough dilution occurs prior to flowing past the riverfront park area)
Comment by Steve Knowles on December 24, 2010 at 12:09pm

The aerial photo can be viewed as a larger image here:

 

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2996663200050886816gIrEto

Comment by Steve Knowles on December 24, 2010 at 11:52am
I proposed to NYDEC several years ago that Beacon be designated as a swimming area on the Hudson, but Beacon didn't make their list. (yet we have that, pardon me, ridiculous swim ring!) I have also proposed constructing an artificial beach along the Beacon waterfront, between the new Long Dock Park and Dennings Point (photo of what it might look like posted here).  If you think it would be an idea worth pursuing, please join this group and chime in.  It wouldn't take much sand, would not cost much and I think it would really add to the waterfront.  Small boat launching, beach volleyball, sand castle building, etc. would result, in addition to making the shoreline look a lot better than now.  I'll try to post the photo I posted here (a simulation of what the beach might look like) on another site that will allow it to be viewed as a larger image.
 

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