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Is the Launch at Bird Island Messed Up?

 
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konajoe



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:36 pm    Post subject: Is the Launch at Bird Island Messed Up? Reply with quote

I know that Bird Island is a big Spring time sailing destination. But I've heard and read that there was some corrosion control done that really messed up the launch. Can others confirm this? Photos?
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pmlct



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Location: Middletown CT

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just there today and saw that they placed small rocks along the shore for erosion control. I saw one sailor walk right over it so no big deal. There are no rocks for a stretch closer to the shop where the pelapas are. The rocks aren't much higher than the beach, so don't think they built a wall-they didn't.
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konajoe



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard that those rocks were big enough to turn your ankle on. Not true?

Also, is there enough room for a lot of people to leave their gear on the shore where the non-rocky part is, or will you have to now get your gear out of the way when on shore, to allow others to get access to the sandy entry?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rocks are about three feet wide along the edge of the water. The beach is unchanged from before. This is a non-issue.
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ranger13



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:29 pm    Post subject: Bird Reply with quote

They added rocks in front of the camping area. Some still have barnacles leading to minor cuts and scrapes.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Bird Reply with quote

Launch area in front of day use. Water is currently at 77 degrees.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:32 pm    Post subject: Launch area Reply with quote

Plenty of room for gear.


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