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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunset, Cormorants, Local Tuna Fleet Holed Up In West Polpis Harbor & Ratner House About To Litter Our Beaches

First shot is a sailboat becalmed. Second series is of a flock of Cormorants roosting at the entrance to Polpis Harbor and taking flight as I approached them in my boat. Then we have a series of sunset shots I grabbed from Moneymoy and the Two Piers area of the waterfront. Moving along, I went out to West Polpis Harbor and documented the local tuna fleet holed up in preparation for Hurricane Earl which never arrived. And finally, pictures of Gene Ratner's house at Sheep Pond getting ready to fall onto the beach, break up and litter every beach on the island. Hopefully he will demolish the house and take it all to the dump before that disaster happens to our beaches. Or if he cannot remove the house from the beach due to insurance reasons, hopefully he will be there in person picking up every piece of his house off our beaches after it topples over and breaks apart.


Sharon Van Lieu said...

Martie, this is a beautiful set of photographs. I'm saddened by the situation with the Ratner house. It should have been moved long ago. I hope no one is hurt dealing with the debris.


Martie said...

Thanks, Sharon. I was out at Ratner's house today (September 12) and the beach to the east of his house was a mess. Huge sections of his deck and other debris from the house was littering the beach as far as the eye could see. Also, a huge empty white geo bag was on the beach. Mr Ratner was nowhere to be seen today cleaning up his mess. This is a severe hazard to navigation and to the general public. I made a few phone calls this afternoon to local officials to see if we can get Mr. Ratner to come out to the beach and clean up his mess.