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Figure Eight Island is private land

As such, no tax money would normally be allocated to rescue those houses on the North end. The Figure Eight Homeowners' Association should be responsible for their removal. I wonder if the sandbags that are in front of that one house received CAMA approval? I never heard or read anything about it, but "poof," they just showed up one day. BTW, the main erosion in that area started during Hurricane Ophelia, which was a piddly storm by any standrad, but for some strange reason scoured out about five-hundred yards of sand from the North end (bayside) of the island. I mapped the before and after with my GPS, and a few million cubic feet of sand moved. You're right - it has been moving ever since. Do you know where most of it is? A lot of it simple spread out Westward into Nixon Channel. You can see it at low tide. Most of it, however, is in the marsh West of the island and South of the channel. You used to be able to transit that marsh from Nixon Channel to the Figure Eight marina at low tide. Now, it's difficult to get through at high a shallow draft jon boat.


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