Volunteers Tried To Open Mecox Cut By Hand To Offer Temporary Relief To Bayfront Residents - 27 East

Volunteers Tried To Open Mecox Cut By Hand To Offer Temporary Relief To Bayfront Residents

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Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

After five hours of hand digging, Mecox Bay was opened to the ocean Saturday afternoon. DANA SHAW

After five hours of hand digging, Mecox Bay was opened to the ocean Saturday afternoon. DANA SHAW

Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteers opened Mecox Bay to the ocean on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Southampton Town Trustee Scott Horowitz digs with volunteers at Mecox on Saturday.  DANA SHAW

Southampton Town Trustee Scott Horowitz digs with volunteers at Mecox on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteer Fran Adamczeski digs the cut at Mecox on Saturday. DANA SHAW

Volunteer Fran Adamczeski digs the cut at Mecox on Saturday. DANA SHAW

A team of volunteers tried to open the Mecox Bay cut the old fashioned way.

A team of volunteers tried to open the Mecox Bay cut the old fashioned way.

Town Public Safety Administrator Ryan Murphy joined the volunteers.

Town Public Safety Administrator Ryan Murphy joined the volunteers.

Town Trustee President Scott Horowitz led the effort.

Town Trustee President Scott Horowitz led the effort.

Councilwoman Cynthia McNamara  was in the trench digging.

Councilwoman Cynthia McNamara was in the trench digging.

The water flowed for just a short while before the trench caved in.

The water flowed for just a short while before the trench caved in.

authorStephen J. Kotz on Jun 18, 2022
A team of volunteers, armed with nothing more than shovels, got to work at around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, in an attempt to open the cut at Mecox... more

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