Massive Remake of Montauk's Beaches Underway - 27 East

Massive Remake of Montauk’s Beaches Underway

Beach Nourishment Underway in Montauk
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Beach Nourishment Underway in Montauk

The Ellis Island is capable of transporting and pumping about 25,000 cubic yards of sand, more than 30,000 tons worth, onto the beaches each day that it is working. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island is capable of transporting and pumping about 25,000 cubic yards of sand, more than 30,000 tons worth, onto the beaches each day that it is working. DOUG KUNTZ

Contractors working for the Army Corps of Engineers staged bulldozers and piping on the beaches in Montauk last month so that the work can commence as soon as the dredge ship Ellis Island arrives -- which could be as soon as this coming week. DOUG KUNTZ

Contractors working for the Army Corps of Engineers staged bulldozers and piping on the beaches in Montauk last month so that the work can commence as soon as the dredge ship Ellis Island arrives -- which could be as soon as this coming week. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island is sucking up sand from a borrow site 5 miles west of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore through a pipeline anchored about a half-mile offshore last month. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island is sucking up sand from a borrow site 5 miles west of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore through a pipeline anchored about a half-mile offshore last month. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

The Ellis Island, a suction hopper dredge, is sucking sand up from the sea floor 5 miles southwest of downtown Montauk and pumping it ashore off downtown Montauk. DOUG KUNTZ

authorMichael Wright on Feb 4, 2024
The $11 million restoration of downtown Montauk’s beaches by contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commenced on Monday, February 5, the culmination of a yearslong push by... more

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