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Where Does Beach Sand Come From?

My wife asked me the other day “Why is there more sand here after the river floods?”. I explained that because it was a mountain river, the flooding caused more rocks to grind together and tumble down from the hills grinding themselves eventually into fine sand. In my article┬áReprint – A Grain of Beach Sand […]

Reprint – A Grain of Beach Sand – Photography Book by Gary Greenberg

Reprinted with permission from Maya at the Completely Coastal website. Her article was published September 7, 2012 and can be found here. A Grain of Beach Sand – Photography Book by Gary Greenberg“To see a world in a grain of sand…” These are the words of William Blake. Artist and scientist Gary Greenberg takes them […]

Recycling Glass as Sea Glass aka Mermaids Tears

  A long time ago back in 1969 on my first lighthouse at Pulteney Point, we used to recycle glass bottles by taking them out in the boat or canoe, and breaking the washed glass bottle over the side of the boat and letting the fragments settle onto the ocean floor. It was not pollution […]