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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Accident Waiting to Happen At The Madaket Pier/No Buoys In Madaket Harbor/Sewer Disks Littering All Our Beaches

There is an extremely serious issue at the boat ramp in Madaket. Several holes have formed over the past few weeks in the asphalt along the front edge of the dock. These holes are approximately two feet deep. If you are not careful, you will fall into these deep holes and break your ankle or leg. Someone was nice enough to put a small piece of plywood over one of the holes. I am not sure why the Town will not fill in the holes. It's a serious accident waiting to happen.

And another thing, there are no aids to navigation in Madaket harbor, Eel Point or on the way to Tuckernuck. I am not sure why the Town has not put the buoys in yet. This past weekend was Memorial Day Weekend. Several people who own houses on Tuckernuck went over there on the weekend to open their houses for the summer season only to learn that there were no buoys marking the channels and sandbars. It was very foggy every day out there. It would have been nice to have all the buoys set before the weekend.

One more thing, I spent the long Memorial Day Weekend on Tuckernuck Island as far away as the Figawi mess as I could. While walking the beaches there, I noticed those sewer disks from the plant in New Hampshire littering the beaches as far as the eye could see. They were everywhere especially on the south shore beaches of Tuckernuck. This is a disgrace. The owners of the sewer plant in New Hampshire where the sewer disks originated have no plans of coming to Nantucket to clean up their mess.

Here are a couple of pictures of the holes in the dock at the Madaket boat ramp-

Buck Of The Week:
I set up one of my trail cams deep in the eastern part of the island recently. The bucks are just starting to come into velvet. Their antlers are growing rapidly. I'm documenting this big guy's antler development over the summer with my cam. He looks to be a bruiser.

I thought the picture came out nice of this doe-

And finally, check out this video of an angry doe kicking another doe. I set up one of my cams over a pile of fresh cut macintosh apples last night. I get a lot of deer kicking and fighting on my cams. Never a dull moment out in nature.