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Walking Tour of Plum Island, North Point
October 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM$10
The walking tours of Plum Island, North Point, led by Bill Sargent and Sandy Tilton, will run on Sundays at 10 AM starting on October 1st. The 90-minute walking tours, will run from North Point’s Plum Island Lighthouse to the south jetty and back, rain or shine. Parking in the Plum Island Lighthouse parking lot.
Tour participants will gather at the Plum Island Lighthouse Parking lot at 10 AM for the walk.
Discover horseshoe crabs, wooly mammoth, terns,and striped bass.
View the effects of last winter’s erosion. Check out erosion caused by the recent hurricanes. Mother Nature is in charge!
Investigate the Coast Guard archeology site and speculate on whether some of the artifacts could have been used to set U-boat nets across the Merrimack River. Visit the Sand Machine where up to an acre of sand flow through natural weirs in the South Jetty during high course tides. Discuss how the Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Newburyport, universities, and colleges have all been working together to work with nature and find a solution to the rapid erosion on the point.
Tour participation costs $10, payable to the Coastlines Project. Bring a camera, sensible shoes and a keen sense of humor with you.
Andy Griffith follows along the tour with a trash bag, picking up trash along the walk. We appreciate participant’s contributions!
Several of his books are available at the Plum Island Outdoors, Inc. Online Store including:
- “Islands in the Storm”
- “Plum Island 4000 Years on a Barrier Beach“
- “Plum Island 2016”
- “Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health”
Proceeds from sales on this Web page support Plum Island Outdoors, Inc.Sandy Tilton is an acclaimed nature photographer. Sandy has exhibited at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and during September at Riverview Artisans, 26 Central Square, Bristol, New Hampshire.