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WORK PROGRESSING ON THE GOOD HARBOR BEACH GUEST STATION WITH MASONS JOHN TRUPIANO AND NOEL MITCHELL

The new guest station at the footbridge end of Good Harbor Beach is progressing right on schedule, with today’s work entailing masonry and setting a granite stone border.

John Trupiano and Noel Mitchell

In response to a GMG readers’ recent inquiry, Joe Lucido shared that the shower spigot will be set to a timer, with time set to roughly 5am to 9pm, to take into consideration the early morning surfers and late day beach goers.  

WORK PROGRESS UPDATE AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH WITH JOE LUCIDO, PHIL CUCURU, AND MIKE “THE NEW GUY” TARANTINO

Joe Lucido, Phil Cucuru, and Mike Tarantino

Today the sign was installed at the new guest area at the footbridge. The sign will display information about Good Harbor Beach and, as was the previous sign, will be maintained by the community group “Friends of Good Harbor Beach.”

WORK PROGRESSING ON THE SHOWER AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH FOOTBRIDGE

John Trupiano and Nick Fletcher

At daybreak–ready to pour the concrete for the shower and bases for two benches.

The concrete  had been poured by noon. Mark Cole stated that the shower is similar to the one at Stage Fort Park. Peastone will be placed around the cement bases, along with some landscaping. My sincere hope is that native plants only will be planted. We don’t want non-natives such as daylilies and hosta planted where they can easily spread into the marsh. Seaside goldenrod is an example of a native pollinator plant that would blend beautifully with the surrounding area. We have an abundance of it at the HarborWalk Butterfly Garden that are ready to divide so the plantings wouldn’t have to cost the city a single penny!

The work at the footbridge will be completed within the next week or so.

Gloucester high school athletes summer beach training

These coaches and kids show up Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and really dig in.  The Volunteer coaches today were Zach Smith and Kyle. Michael Lattoff (sp?) is retiring and started this boot camp 30+ years ago.  I marvel at the dedication of volunteer coaches.

My piping plover watch shift overlaps with this session. Good Harbor Beach piping plovers are conditioning alongside these hardworking athletes. The birds have to be well and strong for migration; zipping about the beach is no picnic.

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Tough drills start low and use the ocean, too

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Foot Bridge Repair – Day Five

Amazing how much was accomplished in just Five days.  There is still more work to be done, such as replace the iron railings in the center structure, and secure some more of the under carriage. 

My thanks to the DPW work crew that put up with me for the past week, taking photos and just getting in their way.

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