Saturday, February 23, 2013
Clips from King's Beach to Preston Beach in advance of the latest storm predicted this weekend.
Ninety seconds or so of clips running mostly from King's Beach to Preston Beach on Thursday afternoon. A look at the coast, with stops at Fisherman's Beach, Eisman's and Phillips Beach before the latest round of snow falls.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Salem State geology professor Lindey Hanson's talk included a look at forces that formed and continue to form beaches and barrier islands.
Vi Patek came away from the Northeastern University Marine Science Center's opening lecture on Tuesday with a greater understanding of how beaches come and go. The Nahant resident was intrigued by how tides and waves exert different forces on barrier beaches. Where waves have the upper hand unbroken lengths of barrier islands stand. Where tides exert the greatest force, inlets form, breaking barrier beaches into chains of islands. Vi and 34 other audience members also heard Salem State geology professor Lindey Hanson describe how glaciers and rivers and homes and causeways have formed and changed beaches and barrier islands. Two photographs of Marblehead's Devereux Beach looking toward Ledys Cove illustrated one of her points. In the …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Lifeguard Josh Forman shares his experiences about guarding for the beaches in town.
If your perception about Swampscott lifeguards is similar to the lifeguards in the former television hit show, “Baywatch”, you couldn’t find someone more opposite of this stereotype than Josh Forman. This 20-year-old sophomore at Bard College is an avid reader of the New York Times and Boston Globe. He is interested in pursuing politics and history in the future. Forman, like some of his fellow guards, became certified at the age of 16 and started working at the Jewish Community Center (JCC). “I became a lifeguard because I really like to swim and this just seemed like a natural venue for me,” he said. “Lifeguarding seemed like a good way to make money in a more fun and hands-on manner.” Like most people, Forman likes and dislikes certain …