The following is an excerpt from an article by Douglas Jordan published February 21st in the St. Augustine Record. For the full story see the link below.
The breakwater project at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina just south of the Bridge of Lions is finally under way.
A breakwater is a structure designed to mitigate waves. The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is getting one to shield its docks from big waves resulting from storms, said Harbormaster Sam Adukiewicz. The project will cost about $2.4 million.
“The city has had a plan for a breakwater since long before I was hired, and the funds were finally allocated this year,” Adukiewicz said. “Almost every year, the marina has gotten a good amount of storm damage. So, we’re excited that we’re finally getting a little extra protection from the forces of nature.”
Jim Piggott, director of general services for the City of St. Augustine, said the plan has been in the works for at least six years, and the money for the current project came from an allocation for the marina out of an $18 million city bond put into effect 18 months ago. Piggott said the breakwater will eventually pay for itself in the savings it provides by preventing major damage to the facility.
By Douglas Jordan
Special to The Record
And, these informative photos just received 3/9/13 from Captains Glen and Jill Moore:
Noted a post on SSECN about the breakwater construction in St. Augustine. Since we were downtown today, I wrangled a couple photos for you. Hope they help you and your readers “see” how the construction is progressing.
The aerial photo was a bit tough to get for one traveling by boat.
Glen and Jill Moore
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