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December 31, 2012

Storm blows crane mats into ocean

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“It’s going to be an ongoing issue during the season,” Key said, referring to securing the planks.

By the end of March, officials hope, 1,000 feet of the 1,400-foot-long south jetty will be fortified. Currently, the jetty has several gaping holes that allow ocean and river currents to rip right through them. By repairing the jetty, officials are looking to slow the erosion of Plum Island, which has been battered to the point where several houses on Annapolis Way in Newbury are in danger of falling into the ocean.

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