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(Boston Globe)   Congratulations on the purchase of your new waterfront home which now, after heavy rains and erosion, is located on an island   (boston.com) divider line 68
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2007-04-20 11:53:34 AM
Wow. Who would have seen that coming? You know what these people need? Federal assistance.
 
2007-04-20 12:02:52 PM
I like how they can ask the state to close the breach, because it is the state govt.'s fault you built your 3 million dollar cottage on a frickin sand dune. Believe me if that was a poor village you wouldn't hear shiat about it.
 
2007-04-20 12:03:07 PM
flood_guy: Federal assistance.

Where the hell is FEMA?! The MA National Guard?! Where are my friggin' keys?!?!
 
2007-04-20 12:10:24 PM
Time to start buying concrete to firm up the ol' shoreline. And maybe build a bridge.
 
2007-04-20 12:51:22 PM
Note to self: Buy inland. On a bluff. By time of retirement, will be beachfront.
 
2007-04-20 01:14:22 PM
Castles made of sand, man. Castles made of sand.
 
2007-04-20 01:15:59 PM
No man is an island....well maybe he is, but only after heavy rains.


/I know.
//That was a stretch.
 
2007-04-20 01:18:49 PM
www.nola.com
 
2007-04-20 01:18:54 PM
In other news:

Global warming / land loss is a myth.
 
2007-04-20 01:19:36 PM
That's what you get for investing in fancy oceanfront property on the Cape. It's just a big sandspit at the mercy of the tides, and nothing stays in one place from year to year.

/native cape codder
 
2007-04-20 01:19:46 PM
yawn, who gives a fark?

i want stories about hot teachers getting it on with underage beaches.
 
2007-04-20 01:20:46 PM
neener.

wealthy bastages.
 
2007-04-20 01:21:08 PM
fiddlesissy: I like how they can ask the state to close the breach, because it is the state govt.'s fault you built your 3 million dollar cottage on a frickin sand dune
newmoonpuppyhead: Note to self: Buy inland. On a bluff.

Jesus Christ: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." (Matthew 7:24-27)
 
2007-04-20 01:21:10 PM
Heh, that happened to the peninsula my high school was on after the 'perfect storm'
 
2007-04-20 01:22:01 PM
2007-04-20 01:18:54 PM surfnazi
In other news:
Global warming / land loss is a myth.


FTFA:
"Yet the ocean gives back, too, most recently during a Thanksgiving storm that deposited enough sand to reconnect remote South Monomy Island to mainland Chatham for the first time in 50 years."

Your reading comprehension isn't as strong as your desire to troll.
 
2007-04-20 01:22:59 PM
those aren't megamansions by an stretch - they are small 2 and 3 room cottages without running water. they aren't new - they've been around for decades.

/from chatham
 
2007-04-20 01:23:41 PM
Hey, that makes it a "more seculeded, limited access' housing community"

Get a truck and get the fark over it.
 
2007-04-20 01:23:50 PM
They built their house on a big SANDBAR, wouldn't that concern you?
 
2007-04-20 01:27:04 PM
Brownie's doin' a heckofa job.
 
2007-04-20 01:28:48 PM
i146.photobucket.com
 
2007-04-20 01:29:32 PM
They built their house on a big SANDBAR, wouldn't that concern you?

Sandbars are seasonal, retreating in winter and building up in summer (or maybe I have that backwards). So yes that is concerning. Also, the sand has to go somewhere. Usually it is transported along the coast and dumped by the current at a land feature (river, peninsula, etc)
 
2007-04-20 01:32:07 PM
I like their sit and watch technique. Probably the most effective course of action.
 
2007-04-20 01:32:57 PM
That happened down in LBI NJ. There were houses and and hotels on the south end of the island, the town was called Sea Haven. In 1847, a Noreaster broke through and made the town an island, called Tuckers Island. In 1927, a Noreaster came and Blew the town away, and the island was uder water. Then in 1990, it reappeared, and now its a big sandbar that pops up at low tide. Awsome beach for boat owners.

/the more you know
 
2007-04-20 01:33:35 PM
George Bush hates rich Bostonites, cause they didn't vote for him.
 
2007-04-20 01:34:23 PM
People take a very short-term, short-sighted view of the permanence of land. Nothing on the surface of the earth is permanent, but some locations are a lot less permanent than others. In particular anything built beside a body of water, on sandbars, on eroding cliffs, etc. is so likely to undergo change within a few decades, that I strongly object to any public money being used to subsidize this kind of foolishness. If they want to buy private insurance and someone will give it to them, then that's none of my business, but don't ask for my tax dollars to pay for your poor choice of location.
 
2007-04-20 01:36:16 PM
I don't have a lot of sympathy for people and their waterfront homes. yes genius, you're going to get flooded once in a while. You might just end up on an island.
 
2007-04-20 01:36:39 PM
tax break time

lots of people here try and avoid taxes by making themselves islands.
 
2007-04-20 01:36:51 PM
I feel no pity for people who live or own these
 
2007-04-20 01:37:03 PM
Yeah Mother Nature!

Stick It To The Man!
 
2007-04-20 01:37:15 PM
You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEAD STONES! Why? WHY?
 
2007-04-20 01:39:16 PM
surfnazi
In other news:
Global warming / land loss is a myth.


Global warming I understand, but people actually consider land loss a myth? I'm not being argumentative, I'm actually curious here.
 
2007-04-20 01:40:24 PM
ah typical fark armchair quarterbacking -this time from landlocked dweebs in the midwest
 
2007-04-20 01:41:05 PM
You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the head stones. YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEAD STONES! Why? WHY?

That whole concept is so stupid, anyone building an addition, putting in a pool, etc would be sure to stumble upon the bodies. That was just the typical Hollywood BullFark about the evil white guy corporation
 
2007-04-20 01:42:55 PM
For those in the "no sympathy for anyone who has more money than I do" camp:

how's that whole 'having contempt for 90% of the people I interact with on a daily basis' thing going for you?
 
2007-04-20 01:45:10 PM
What is happening on Nantucket is more entertaining. The rich bastards are building walls on the bluff out of wood but the sea keeps tearing them down. A billionaires house is going in the drink there soon.

http://nantucketwaterfrontnews.blogspot.com/
 
2007-04-20 01:47:23 PM
Folks, land loss is not a myth. However, it has nothing to do with Global Warming — it's called the natural cycle. More accurately, it's just coastlines being shifted from here to there. Take for instance, the N.C. Outer Banks. There are plenty of islands that are there now, and some that are no longer there, since the Roanoke Colony was first established. This has been happening well before man arrived. But since man — excuse me, capitalistic Americans — have alleged ruined the planet, "land loss" is now all part of the U.N.-approved Global Warming doom and gloom.
 
2007-04-20 01:47:27 PM
Lebowski78
You forgot about Longport, at the southwestern tip of Absecon Island (where Atlantic City squats).
Driving downtown from 30th Avenue, the last street in Longport is 11th Avenue. The other ten blocks were removed by storms in the early 1900s.
Map
 
2007-04-20 01:47:28 PM
Sounds kinda i124.photobucket.com as long as you have a boat.
 
2007-04-20 01:49:06 PM
Son of Thunder

Jesus Christ: "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." (Matthew 7:24-27)

Does this guy have any hints on building materials as well - should the house be made of straw, sticks or brick when dealing with potential lupine incursions, based on a well defined risk management strategy as to the potential threats lung capacity and balanced against the various construction times expected for each house design?
 
2007-04-20 01:51:33 PM
hahaha! Home-0wn3d!!!111!!!11 OMG11!!111LOL!!!11!!!
 
2007-04-20 01:52:27 PM
Just got done talking with a guy I know that owns one of those cottages (on the "island"). He knew what he was getting into when they bought it. Most do. I will never personally understand it. But to each his own.

Pretty sure they can't get insurance on them, but never asked.
 
2007-04-20 01:54:03 PM
surfnazi:

Those are two different things.
 
2007-04-20 01:54:48 PM
Does this guy have any hints on building materials as well

I'm told he was a carpenter. So probably, yeah.
 
2007-04-20 01:57:08 PM
42.
 
2007-04-20 01:57:16 PM
A private island off Cape Cod?

Sounds like the price of that place just went way up!
 
2007-04-20 02:01:48 PM
Whalerman He knew what he was getting into when they bought it. Most do.

I live in Jersey and so many people buy houses in known flood areas - ex. Wayne, Bound Brook - and I don't understand it. Then you see them on the news complaining about all their ruined things.
 
2007-04-20 02:14:07 PM
Yep, that's pretty much what barrier islands do,they move. You don't want your precious little summer cottage to wash away then don't build it on a 100yd wide piece of sand.
 
2007-04-20 02:17:41 PM
Pickerel:
"Heh, that happened to the peninsula my high school was on after the 'perfect storm'"

Gloucester native?

/born on Cherry St.
//worked on Parker St.
 
2007-04-20 02:19:51 PM
Stuart Smith, be philosophical. Think of a house as ephemeral art, like a chalk picture on the sidewalk of existence. It's just that yours is more ephemeral than most.
 
2007-04-20 02:24:45 PM
They need to have a ferry for them, so all those homeowners can be lost in heavy seas, like indonesia. Tragic ferry disaster, here they come! Now the can advertise "right on the inlet!"
 
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