Old Coast Guard Tower Base Exposed
Never seen the old coast guard tower base this exposed since Sandy
(August 27, 2021) … There is a lot of sand missing from the north side beach after the last storm surges from Hurricane Henri. The beach is really steep from all of the scouring. Now we know how that sand created that big plume in front of the inlet underwater.
At low tide she is really exposed you can see the posts that were driven in to anchor her in place. No idea how deep those go, not sure anyone does actually. There isn’t much information on this tower or base.
This is the old base to the coast guard tower that was at the Indian River inlet back In the day ( March of 1964?) when the new station was built that replaced the lifesaving station. I need to find a history guy at the Coast Guard, their sites aren’t working.
Over the years the old base is covered and uncovered with sand to the top and even covered completely. Then storms will expose it more and more. The wave and wind action will recover it from sand added by the sand relocation program. This is the most I have seen it exposed since Superstorm Sandy. Every nor’easter, hurricane, to coastal storm works their sand moving magic.