Note its response to the building of the jetties, and consider what the outcomes of their removal might be.
A hundred years from now, perhaps someone will take note of what will have followed this accounting.
As to that, I would wager that when it comes to the unpredictability of nature’s whimsy, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Bill Plante is a Newbury resident and staff columnist. His email address is email@example.com.