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  Seawall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seawalls and retaining walls (bulkheads) are included in the single generic classification of walls.
A seawall is a form of hard coastal defense constructed on the inland part of a coast to reduce the effects of strong waves and to defend the coast around a town or harbour from erosion.
The term is typically used to describe walls built on the land parallel to the coast, but may also apply to breakwaters and groynes which are built in the water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sea_wall   (473 words)

  
 Sea Wall Done: Project reaches completion months ahead of schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Hampton Beach sea wall construction is completed and all that is left are the finishing touches now, according to state project engineer Pete Blaisdell.
The heavy equipment for wall building was all off from the final stretch of construction area by the end of last week, and by mid to late July, workers will be out of the area completely.
Wall completed, the number of workers will diminish to about ten and some of the extra money will be used just to make it "look nice".
www.hampton.lib.nh.us /hampton/history/publicworks/seawalldone.htm   (687 words)

  
 Spectrum Spring 1998
Sea walls are a potent symbol of the struggle between man and nature.
Although sea walls are designed to prevent beach erosion, many experts claim they have detrimental side effects, sometimes causing more erosion than they prevent.
"One was protected with a sea wall, and the other one was just a sandy dune." The researchers generated short, storm-type waves straight on to the beach and found that the waves dug into the sand in front of the sea wall and the dune to the same extent.
web.mit.edu /giving/spectrum/spring98/seawalls.html   (834 words)

  
 NASA GISS: Science Briefs: Sea Level Rise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Sea level could rise 40 to 65 cm by the year 2100, due to predicted greenhouse-gas-induced climate warming.
Such a sea level rise would threaten coastal cities, ports, and wetlands with more frequent flooding, enhanced beach erosion, and saltwater encroachment into coastal streams and aquifers.
These Earth motions are caused by ongoing adjustments of Earth's crust to the removal of the former ice sheets, tectonic deformation, subsidence of river deltas under sediment loads, and extraction of underground water, oil, or natural gas near the coast.
www.giss.nasa.gov /research/briefs/gornitz_01   (348 words)

  
 Coastlines - Summer 1997 - Southport's sea wall
Work on Southport’s new sea wall and promenade started in February 1997 and the first phase should be completed by the end of the year.
The original Promenade and sea wall date from 1835 when the town was rapidly developing as a seaside resort.
The new sea wall will safeguard the low-lying land in the central seafront against tidal flooding, enabling it to be regenerated for leisure developments and removing the need for road closures.
www.seftoncoast.org.uk /articles/97summer_seawall.html   (673 words)

  
 NUMA Job Summary: Sea Wall Construction Project
Such is the case in Scarborough, where the sea walls protecting the Castle Headlands and Harbour are coming to the end of their useful life and are in need of repair to insure protection for years to come.
A Casagrande RM21 rig is conducting all drilling out at sea and contains the same compressor, lubrication and the basic drill string set-up that is used on the beach, but with a longer upper string due platform height from sea level.
For the sea defenses around North Bay the rock was dropped on the sea bed/beach at high tide as close to the site as possible.
www.numahammers.com /newsitems/PS-seawall_scarborough.html   (927 words)

  
 Lake Martin Dock Company - Marine Construction on Lake Martin, AL
This sea wall outlines almost the entire slough.
This sea wall prevents the high shore line from washing away.
Sea walls make your lake front property a professional and well-tailored look.
www.lakemartindock.com /seawalls.htm   (65 words)

  
 Sea Monkey Worship Page!
I had sea monkeys my friend did to we both loved them one day I called my friend he told me a tradgedy had just occoured his sea monkeys were dead doomed by his blaser that knocked over the tand it was horrible.
Nick's his story of Sea Monkey death and his renewed interest in their lives is yet another example of how we can overcome our grief through time and a new tank of Sea Monkeys.
His Sea Monkeys were conceived, he loved and nurtured them until one day (while they were still in their infancy) he inadvertently knocked the tank off his endtable and needless to say it was all over.
www.seamonkeyworship.com /death.htm   (13666 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Immediate repairs to be made to Mission Beach sea wall
The two made the announcement standing next to the wall at the foot of San Fernando Place under cloudy skies and in a blustery wind, flanked by other city officials and members of the Mission Beach Town Council.
Faulconer, pointing to one section where large chunks of concrete had fallen off and sharp pieces of steel reinforcing bars stuck out, said the wall's condition was a safety hazard and a problem the city had ignored for too long.
Mayor Sanders said problems with the aging wall – which were reported in a March 6 San Diego Union-Tribune story – have been “swept under the rug” for too long and that it was time to take steps to fix them.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20060309-1350-bn09seawall.html   (527 words)

  
 SERVICES: ROCK REVETMENT - SEA HORSE CONTRACTORS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Stone sea walls or "revetments" are not new.
A sea wall made entirely of stone or a vertical sea wall with stone placed in front of it is probably the best and most durable form of shoreline protection you can buy.
As far as the structure itself is concerned some settling of a stone wall may occur over time, however the only maintenance that should ever be needed would be to add a layer of stone.
www.seahorsecontractors.com /rock/open.html   (646 words)

  
 Surfrider Foundation: Isla Vista Chapter
In a partial victory for the opponents of a sea wall at Campus Point, the state Coastal Commission on Tuesday rejected the project, but allowed UCSB to build a larger pump house on the beach.
The commission's votes on the sea wall and the pump house were 10-1.
Sea walls block the erosion of the cliffs that are a source of sand; they reduce the width of beaches; and they increase the height of the waves.
www.surfrider.org /islavista/html/home/issues/more/seawalls/seawalls.htm   (1083 words)

  
 My Brighton and Hove | Sea-wall | Personal view   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
There is a plaque to him on the wall, just to the west of the Madeira lift, on the middle level: William Lambert, builder, 1838.
The second picture shows what the wall looked like fairly shortly after it was built.
The date on the picture is 1841 and the wall was completed in 1838, according to the plaque.
www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk /sea_wall_personal.htm   (275 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Science - Walton Walls Inspire Policy: Post-Dennis Sea Wall Construction Influences State Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Jun. 19--Walton County's rush to build sea walls after temporary emergency permits were allowed following Hurricane Dennis helped influence the state to modify its guidelines for temporary construction on Florida's beaches.
Sea walls began cropping up all over the beach.
The state's Department of Environmental Protection must issue a separate permit for each sea wall if it is going to be allowed to remain permanently.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/542795/walton_walls_inspire_policy_postdennis_sea_wall_construction_influences_state/index.html?source=r_science   (398 words)

  
 Sea Wall Botanical Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The sea walls within designated areas are of botanical importance, supporting a range of uncommon plants that form part of the special interest of the SSSIs and are listed as qualifying features of the Ramsar sites.
The botanical interest consists largely of grassland species on the landward side of the sea wall, and the adjacent berm, and upper saltmarsh species on the toe of the seaward face of the wall.
This establishes which stretches of sea wall support an important flora and describes the habitat characteristics that favour the important flora.
www.medway-swale.org.uk /pages/seawall.htm   (216 words)

  
 New sea wall may fall short as water rises, report says
It suggests that a new sea wall might have to be built higher to accommodate rising sea levels and coastal flooding caused by climate change.
A city consultant said the design of the replacement for the 1.9-mile wall "should accommodate a 0.9-foot rise in sea level over a 75-year period," while the UW group estimated the rise would be 1 foot to 2.8 feet.
Officials have said the sea wall, some of which was built in the 1930s, has deteriorated with age and been weakened by damage from marine organisms.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/236555_seawall15.html   (666 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Sea-wall fee is being labeled an unfair tax
The fee was calculated by multiplying the estimated number of beach users over 22 years – the projected life span of a typical sea wall – times the $6.81 value of one person's day at the beach.
A sea wall in front of Las Brisas would not adversely affect the beach's recreational value because previous erosion has already made it so narrow it is largely unusable by the public, the lawsuit states.
Building a sea wall at Las Brisas will ensure that the remaining sandy beach will be gone within the next decade, he said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/metro/20051217-9999-6m17wall.html   (859 words)

  
 Stone along Hull sea wall a bad idea - The Boston Globe
In quick summary, after a December storm, the DCR determined that several hundred yards of the sea wall is in danger of collapsing due to many years of erosion (and the DCR's neglect and mismanagement).
Are we to believe that this sea wall will cause such a public menace that they have to immediately spend $2 million and dump tons of stone along the beach, essentially closing the beach for a temporary fix?
I propose the DCR seriously reconsider their misguided decision and go back to the people of the South Shore for their thoughts before ecologic and economic disaster strikes the communities that rely on Nantasket Beach.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/04/15/stone_along_hull_sea_wall_a_bad_idea   (450 words)

  
 USS Coral Sea - Wall
The CORAL SEA was in Japan in June 1965 on its way to the U.S. The ordnance and aircraft had already been offloaded, and Thomas and Mongilardi were on a last liberty together.
The CORAL SEA participated in Operation Eagle Pull in 1975, evacuating American personnel from beleaguered Saigon, and remained on station to assist the crew of the MAYAGUEZ, which was captured by Cambodian forces in 1975.
We were in heavy seas and the plane broke loose from the towing tractor and flipped off the elevator backwards taking Jackie to his death.
www.usscoralsea.net /pages/pow.html   (13512 words)

  
 Sea Horse wall clock Sea Horse
Sea Horse wall clock is handcrafted utilizing unique process resulting in a stunning high gloss professional ceramic-like finish.
Wall clock is equipped with a silent compact quartz clock movement and gold tone clock hands.
Wall clock operates on a single AA battery which is not included.
www.3drose.com /wall-clock/Sea-Horse-dpp956.html   (398 words)

  
 Building a Sea Wall
Our land is split into two parcels, one narrow and adjacent to the lake, and the other, across the road from the lake, on which our house sits.
In fact, it was a bit of a scam, as our engineer tried to make it sound as though 100 years ago there had been a wall and we were just going to repair it.
There were two other permits granted at the same time for walls on our side of the lake.
cosmos.phy.tufts.edu /~kdo/wall/wall.html   (2287 words)

  
 Review: "Garden Wall: Chimica" - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!
Garden Wall is one of the most overlooked, yet insanely powerful progressive metal bands around.
Since the frontman of Garden Wall, Alessandro Servalle, is a big Genesis fan and considers them one of his biggest influences he chose this name.
Garden Wall is led by vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, composer, lyricist Alessandro Seravelle, who, without a shadow of doubt, is one of the most innovative, creative, and expressive artists of the present day.
www.seaoftranquility.org /reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=2160   (526 words)

  
 Exeter News-Letter Local News: Sea wall repairs deemed urgent
EXETER - After several years of wear and tear from water and ice, the Stewart Park sea wall is in dire need of repair to prevent future problems.
There was a temporary fix on the wall using plywood over the summer but, Favreau said, he’s unsure how long that fix will last.
Given the sea wall’s relation to the river, there are several state and federal regulations the town must adhere to, as well as acquiring permitting, which could take six to nine months.
www.seacoastonline.com /news/exeter/02032006/news/86072.htm   (578 words)

  
 WESH.com - News - Sea Wall Proposal Sparks Debate
But sea walls change the way the beach looks, and folks in Flagler Beach don't want their beach to look like beaches to the south.
The idea of a sea wall, a concrete revetment, in place of Mother Nature's handiwork sounds ugly to some people.
They put in a sea wall and the ocean comes in and takes more of the beach than if it was left natural," said resident Maureen McAvoy.
www.wesh.com /news/5348956/detail.html?rss=orl&psp=news   (464 words)

  
 Sea Wall area, Vancouver
The Sea Wall of Vancouver is a very popular area for tourists and locals alike.
After False Creek the Sea Wall continues past Granville Island and on to its south-west termination point at Kitsilano Beach, the actual seawall ends near Granville Island but continues into the Vanier Park/Kitsilano Beach area as a gravel walking/bike path.
Parts of the Sea Wall are still under construction, near the south-east end of False Creek, along the Northern shore of False Creek just east of the Granville Bridge and along the north shore of the Coal Harbour area (west of Canada Place Pier.)
www.blockwalk.ca /britishcolumbia/greatervancouver/vancouver/seawall   (334 words)

  
 My Brighton and Hove | Sea-wall | History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The sea came right up to the bottom of the cliffs at this time, and the town commissioners built a similar wall for some distance along the same cliff in 1809.
The western cliffs in front of the Old Town were first protected by a wall in 1811 when a flint and limestone structure was built between Black Lion Street and Ship Street.
This was extended to West Street when the King's Road was constructed in 1821-2, and to East Street in 1825-7; by 1829 the build-up of shingle by the groynes enabled the construction of the Grand Junction Road and the extension of the sea-wall to meet the Chain Pier promenade.
www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk /sea_wall_history.htm   (291 words)

  
 BatesNow | Feb. 15, 2002 | Puppets join actors in Bates production of Duras' 'Sea Wall'
Seeling, who calls "The Sea Wall" one of her favorite novels, says that this drama set in colonial Indochina is "full of metaphorical images that translate well to puppetry."
It tells the story of a widow's stubborn fight against poverty and the fading attachments of her children — a fight symbolized by the sea wall erected in vain to keep seawater out of the family's rice paddies.
Seeling explains that Duras herself wrote a version of "The Sea Wall" for the stage, titled "The Eden Cinema." "It was an honor," the director says, to obtain the rights from the Duras estate to adapt the novel.
www.bates.edu /x23035.xml   (481 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Ariake Sea, Kyushu, Japan
This photograph was taken from the Space Shuttle on April 27, 1998, a year after the sea wall separating Isahaya Bay from the rest of the Ariake Sea was closed.
The reflective white area (center arrow) shows the straight edge of the sea wall and the drying tidal flats.
Hirofumi Yamashita was awarded the 1998 Goldman Environmental Prize for his scientific efforts documenting the ecological value of the bay and his grassroots activism trying to stop the closing of the sea wall.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4737   (255 words)

  
 Emergency Sea Wall Construction Plan to Protect Sea Turtles: Earthjustice: Environmental Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With a lawsuit and several years of negotiations, Earthjustice has successfully improved the way in which Indian River County, Florida, authorizes emergency sea wall construction on beaches that are of critical importance to threatened and endangered sea turtles.
The county's authorization of sea walls harmed endangered sea turtles in violation of the Endangered Species Act.
The plan for permitting emergency sea walls can serve as a model for the rest of the state of Florida.
www.earthjustice.org /our_work/victory/emergency_sea_wall_construction_plan_to_protect_sea_turtles.html   (293 words)

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