Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The New Inlet at Old Inlet

The New Inlet at Old Inlet
  I moved East some 20 years ago to live by the Great South Bay in West Sayville.  The GSB here was nothing like the Bay by Saltaire, where the Fire Island Inlet's flushing keeps the waters clean.  In the waters of the Eastern Bay, the waters have been close to dead for years.  Storm Water runnof, leakey septic systems, etc. had pretty much left the Bay unable to sustain life.
Then Sandy came through and punched a hole through the eastern end of the Island.  My prayers had been answered.  The Bay has made an incredible turnaround.  Fishing at the end of my block in West Sayville is the best in decades. 
See for yourselves:
The following link will provided definitive analysis of the effects of Sandy on the Bay.

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