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  Breakwater - LoveToKnow 1911
Thus at Wick a mass of masonry weighing 1350 tons, placed at the head of the breakwater projecting half-way across the bay and facing the entrance, was moved by the waves during a violent storm; and a portion of Peterhead breakwater, weighing 3300 tons, was shifted 2 in.
Sometimes, when a mound breakwater has been raised out of water, advantage is taken of a calm period of the year and a low tide to form large blocks of concrete within timber framing on the top of the mound, so as to provide a very efficient protection.
This breakwater, the Prince of Wales pier of the commercial harbour, and the eastern breakwater and detached south breakwater for the naval harbour, were all founded on a levelled bottom, carried down to the hard chalk underlying the surface layer, by means of men in diving-bells.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Breakwater   (5922 words)

  
 Spa Warranty Information - Breakwater Spas - Warranties
Coast Spas warrants the interior surface of the spa shell against blistering, cracking or delaminating for one year from the original date of purchase.
Coast Spas warrants its wood skirts on I and Bronze series to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for one year.
Coast Spas or any of its authorized agents shall not be held liable for injury, or loss of use of your spa or other incidental or consequential costs, expenses or damages, which may include but are not limited to the removal of a permanent deck wall or other custom fixtures.
www.breakwaterspas.com /warranties.html   (1377 words)

  
 Breakwater (structure) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of weather and longshore drift.
Caisson breakwaters typically have vertical sides and are usually used where it is desirable to berth one or more vessels on the inner face of the breakwater.
Revetment breakwaters use the voids in the structure to dissipate the wave energy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Breakwater_(structure)   (512 words)

  
 Rockland Breakwater Light History
Rockland Breakwater Light was a "stag" station, meaning the keeper's families did not live at the lighthouse.
One former Coast Guardsman who was stationed at the lighthouse in 1951, Warren "Tommy" Ayres, told the Bangor Daily News that the officer in charge once caught a 27-pound lobster.
In the fall of 2003, the Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse contracted with EPI (Environmental Projects Inc.) of Gray, Maine to prepare the interior of the lighthouse for restoration.
www.lighthouse.cc /rocklandbreakwater/history.html   (1093 words)

  
 Portland Breakwater Light History
The breakwater was extended by almost 200 feet in the early 1870s and a new lighthouse was erected on a granite foundation at the end of the structure.
First lighted in June 1875, the new Portland Breakwater Light, known locally as "Bug Light," was modeled after the Greek Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, built in the fourth century B.C. The design of the cast-iron tower is unique; the cylinder is surrounded by six fluted columns.
The keeper's house at the breakwater was removed and the job of tending the light went to the keeper at Spring Point Ledge.
www.lighthouse.cc /portlandbreakwater/history.html   (1027 words)

  
 The Building of the Sandy Bay Breakwater in Rockport, Massachusetts
For convenience of classification, breakwaters are divided according to their construction into three kinds, vertical or nearly vertical, sloping and composite.
The stone is conveyed from the piers to the breakwater by means of sailing sloops and scows.
That the breakwater is built for service rather than for beauty is at once evident; and that this rough, unfinished wall is the one best suited for the purpose, time will doubtless show.
www.harbormasters.org /rockport/breakwater.shtml   (3681 words)

  
 Plymouth, Breakwater
The Breakwater lies at the mouth of Plymouth Sound, between Bovisand Bay on the eastern side and Cawsand Bay to the west.
The Breakwater as constructed comprises a central portion of 1,000 yards in length and two arms each 350ft long and formed at an angle of 120 degrees to the main section.
Despite appearances from the shore, the breakwater (or Shovel) fort is not on or connected to the Breakwater, although that was the original intention.
www.plymouthdata.info /Breakwater.htm   (1218 words)

  
 City of Monterey - Monterey Harbor Coast Guard Wharf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The 1700-foot breakwater guarding the north side of the Harbor was built during the early 1930s by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The U.S Coast Guard small boats are located in small boat slips on the shore side of the wharf on the east side of the breakwater.
Public access to the U.S. Coast Guard Wharf is permitted from sunrise to sunset and fishing is permitted on the north side of the breakwater.
www.monterey.org /harbor/guard.html   (139 words)

  
 Semaphore Park Foreshore Protection Strategy
The trial breakwater is Stage 1 of a proposed 3-stage strategy to protect the eroding foreshore at Semaphore Park, approximately 1 kilometre to the south of the structure.
The size of the breakwater was determined by the amount of sand required to be trapped each year to allow ongoing replenishment at Semaphore Park without depleting the salient (the accumulation of sand between the breakwater and the beach).
Stage 2 would convert the trial breakwater to a permanent structure with the same critical dimensions of length and height to ensure that its effect on the coast is not altered.
www.environment.sa.gov.au /coasts/semaphore_park.html   (1510 words)

  
 Lighthouses of Honshu's South Coast
The Coast Guard has a page for the lighthouse and states that it accessible by a walk of about 25 minutes from the highway.
Located at the south end of the detached main outer breakwater of Shimizu; the entrance to the harbor is between this light and the Miho Breakwater Light.
The Coast Guard has aerial photos, and there is a twilight photo of the light in action.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/jphn3.htm   (5621 words)

  
 West End Light - May 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The light was recently reported to the Coast Guard as being extinguished – a notification that would require more than the typical response by ANT servicing personnel to visit the lighted aid at the first possible opportunity and re-light the extinguished aid.
Unlike most breakwaters or jetties that are constructed of relatively flat and evenly spaced mammoth stones, the Delaware Breakwater proved to be the exception to the rule.
The Coast Guard trio, though not excited about the arduous walk before them, knew the job needed done, and therefore, was determined to match the demanding physical work at hand with an unwavering resolve to accomplish the mission.
www.delawarebaylights.org /lhnews_westendlight_05_03.htm   (1605 words)

  
 Breakwater Lights - Burlington, VT
The Burlington breakwater was constructed to accommodate increased commercial traffic on Lake Champlain following the opening of the Champlain Canal in 1823, connecting Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.
The original Burlington breakwater lights went into service on the north and south ends of the breakwater in 1857.
Briefly, a keepers house was installed on the breakwater but remained empty for a decade, at which time it was sold at auction, relocated and is now a private residence in Burlington.
www.cedoburlington.org /waterfront/lighthouse/main.html   (280 words)

  
 Deleware Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge Lights
Construction of the breakwater at Cape Henlopen in Lewes, Delaware was authorized by Congress in 1825.
The second breakwater wall was built in 1892 to expand the harbor.
Given the commercial importance of the Delaware River and the exposed location of the Cape, a caisson light was selected to mark the the breakwater.
www.cblights.com /lights/delawarebreakwaterharborofrefuge.asp   (212 words)

  
 Seeing The Light - Racine Breakwater Light
The old 1838 coast light was demolished in 1876, its timbers and bricks reportedly used in the construction of a private dwelling.
With the establishment of this new light, the 1865 Light was simultaneously discontinued, and work began on converting the old station into a dwelling large enough for the head keeper and his assistant.
In 1910, iron and steel was delivered to the harbor for the construction of an improved breakwater structure.
www.terrypepper.com /lights/michigan/racine/racine.htm   (726 words)

  
 Main Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Although no wave prediction data for the south and east coasts was readily available for this study, an examination of wind data indicates that winds from the east to south-southeast do occur for a significant period of the year.
The United States Coast Pilot also notes the area seaward of the dredged channel is relatively open and free from dangers, but care should be exercised in approaching the channel as depths shoal extremely rapidly at the channel entrance.
Physical requirements include a costly deepwater breakwater (half of which would have to be placed in depths of 60-100 feet) as shown in plate 11, ship simulation modeling (to evaluate the stopping distance of about 1 mile and other maneuvering requirements), dredging, bulkheads, shoreside facilities, and mitigation for dredging and filling of sensitive environmental areas.
www.saj.usace.army.mil /pd/transmain.htm   (12113 words)

  
 California Diving News - Dive Spot Monterey County: The Breakwater
Most dive classes enter at the foot of the breakwater or from the stairs at the San Carlos Beach parking lot and swim 40 yards or so where the water is 30 to 40 feet deep.
Numerous fish eating anemones with their bright red bases, as well as the large green anemones, are common near the end of the breakwater.
The last half of the breakwater is not accessible to people and is a favorite haul out of these large and noisy mammals.
www.saintbrendan.com /cdnmay01/mont5.htm   (733 words)

  
 Eastport, Maine Area Information Directory
These are located at the finger piers on the north side of the Breakwater and at the float on the south side of the Fish Pier.
North from the Breakwater you'll enjoy a visit with Joyce Weber at Weber's Framing, Jim Salem and Dan Cocco at Salem Gallery, the artists at 120 Water Street, or a visit with Martha and David Leister, the artists at Leister Gallery, 153 Water Street.
They'll be happy to pick you up at the Breakwater in their truck, take you to get groceries, and return you to the Breakwater.
www.eastportme.info /marinas.html   (1660 words)

  
 Floating Breakwater Erosion Control Technology To Stop Erosion Problems: FAQ's
The WhisprWave® floating breakwater erosion control system has been observed to have a transmission coefficient of 0.1 (dissipated 90% of the energy from waves) for coastal waves with periods of 5 seconds or less.
The fact that the WhisprWave® is a floating breakwater and not a "hard structure" that sits on the ocean's floor has helped substantially expedite the environmental permitting process.
The USACE has determined that the WhisprWave's floating breakwater technology is easily removable and thus can be permitted as a temporary breakwater.
www.whisprwave.com /faq.htm   (1817 words)

  
 SeacoastNH.com - Rockland Breakwater Light
In the late 19th century Rockland was a leading port for the export of lime, mainly for use in brick mortar.
One former Coast Guardsman who was stationed at the lighthouse in 1951 later said that the officer in charge once caught a 27-pound lobster.
The Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, became involved and a lease was signed with the City in 2001.
www.seacoastnh.com /Travel/Lighthouse_Guide/Rockland_Breakwater_Light   (747 words)

  
 Breakwater Apartments: Buddina, Apartment holiday accommodation
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The information displayed about holiday properties in the Caloundra Sunshine Coast QLD has been provided by outside parties and is included on this website in good faith.
www.stayz.com.au /17430   (333 words)

  
 Floating Breakwater Project - Cypremort Point State Park, LA
The floating breakwater is designed to reduce future erosion generated by wind driven waves on the beach, which recently received 11,000 cubic yards of sand during the reconstruction.
The contract, for the breakwater was between WDT and Coastal Construction and Engineering Corp., as contractor for the State of Louisiana.
WhisprWave® Floating Breakwater Deployed at Cypremort Point State Park, LA Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced today it has signed a contract for a 1500-foot floating breakwater for the Cyprermort Point State Park Beach Erosion Control Project in Cyprermort Point, LA. The modular breakwater will be connected to previously installed anchors.
www.whisprwave.com /press-releases/cypremort-la-breakwater.htm   (902 words)

  
 History of Breakwater Yacht Club
Breakwater Yacht Club, Inc. (BYC) was subsequently founded the next year (1988) with those 75 original members.
These programs are the basis for Breakwater Yacht Club, Inc. qualifying as a 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt corporation.
In 1995 with Club membership having grown to approximately 190, BYC signed a lease with the Village of Sag Harbor for a vacant waterfront lot located on Bay Street, between the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard and the Sag Harbor Yacht Club.
www.breakwateryc.org /history.htm   (501 words)

  
 Sunshine Coast BC Canada - Visitor Information for Powell River and area
In February 1947, the breakwater line was further extended by the addition of four concrete ships purchased from the US Maritime Commission.
Additions to the breakwater fleet in recent years are the Peralta, Yogna, Quartz, PM Anderson, and the Cardena.
The reason for using a floating breakwater is that a rock breakwater in such deep water would have cost millions of dollars to construct, while the present hull breakwater has been assembled for a fraction of the cost.
www.thesunshinecoast.com /about/gianthulks.html   (1085 words)

  
 Wisconsin Lighthouses
The original 3° Fresnel lens was removed by Coast Guard in 1989 and then returned to the tower by the park service in 1992, but it is not in use; the active light is a solar-powered 190 mm lens mounted on the gallery.
The steel bracing was added in 1914; the Coast Guard has a 1913(?) historic photo of the lighthouse without the bracing.
Located at the end of the breakwater on the south side of the Kewaunee River Entrance, three blocks east of the WI 29/WI 42 intersection in downtown Kewaunee.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/wi.htm   (6442 words)

  
 Scuba Shore Diving Site Page for: Breakwater Cove of California North, USA West
There are a number of dives including the kelp beds straight out, the breakwater wall, and the Metridium field to the South.
If you follow the breakwater out, you can find the usual Monterey fish life along with a few sea lions.
The beginning of the breakwater is a perfect place to park and organize your gear.
www.shorediving.com /Earth/USA_West/CalN/Breakwater_Cove   (1912 words)

  
 Sea kayak the Maine coast with Breakwater Kayak Co., Rockland, Maine
Breakwater Kayak, LLC offers you the sea kayak as an exciting way to discover Rockland Harbor, nearby lighthouses, and the marine and wildlife of beautiful Penobscot and Muscongus Bays.
Most of the Breakwater Kayak, LLC staff have active volunteer roles in land trusts and local environmental organization, which help to educate the public and protect and preserve this special part of the Maine coast.
Breakwater Kayak, LLC recommends that you bring/wear clothing appropriate to the activity and weather.
www.breakwaterkayak.com /generalinfo.html   (861 words)

  
 SeacoastNH.com - Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse
More stones were eventually added to the breakwater making it possible to walk to the lighthouse, but waves washed over the rocks and in the winter the breakwater was often covered with ice.
the bridge from the lighthouse to the breakwater was swept away, as were the platform around the lighthouse and a rowboat.
Saybrook Breakwater Light was automated in 1959 and it continues to flash a green light as an active aid to navigation.
seacoastnh.com /Travel/Lighthouse_Guide/Saybrook_Breakwater_Lighthouse   (768 words)

  
 Welcome to Breakwater Mortgage!
Breakwater Mortgage's corporate office is located in Virginia Beach, the heart of the East Coast and a place for family fun in the sun and sand.
Breakwater Mortgage loan officers visit clients in their home or for dinner or coffee and are available for questions anytime our borrowers need us.
The three partners of Breakwater Mortgage, Jay Popejoy, Kevin Onizuk, and Dan Wood are either former military or are presently serving in the U.S. armed forces.
www.breakwatermortgage.com   (777 words)

  
 100th Birthday Party - Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, Maine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
ROCKLAND (June 19, 2002): Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse celebrated the beacon's 100th birthday Monday night in grand style, complete with a replica ice sculpture, a proclamation from the governor and one special gift to further ensure its future.
Former commanding officer of the Rockland Coast Guard Station and founder of the Shore Village Museum in Rockland, Black has been Harrison's inspiration and mentor.
Ted Panyatoff, Friends of the Rockland Breakwater historian, describes the history of the lighthouse and reads the names of the lighthouse keepers, their assistants, and the U.S. Coast Guard officers who were responsible for manning the Breakwater from 1888 to 1965, when it became automated.
www.rocklandlighthouse.com /Publications/party.html   (835 words)

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