Md. Yacht Club Using Fake Reefs To Calm Waters

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A yacht club in Annapolis has an unusual solution to the problem of rough waters: artificial reefs for oysters.

The Eastport Yacht Club had wanted to install a solid wall to protect boats in its marina from rough waters, but environmental regulators would only allow a partial wall, which club members say doesn’t do enough to stop rough waves.

Regulators did, however, approve the installation of the artificial concrete reefs designed by an Alabama company, which club members hope will solve their problem.

Officials are now trying to figure out the best way to install the reef.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. ratm33 says:

    This is news? What a bunch of rich pricks are doing to calm down the water for their boats? It must be nice to have nothing else to worry about.

  2. JoeFromAACounty says:

    WHILST ON MY YACHT, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE WAVES ARE SO ROUGH THAT I SPILL MY CHAMPAGNE WHILST ATTEMPTING TO DRINK IT………..I DO WISH THE HARBORMASTER WOULD PUT UP SOME BARRIERS.

  3. Bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    The speed limit in the harbor is rarely observed but by a handful of Power boaters or “Stink pot’s are the main culprits Weekends are prime time for these knuckleheads with little “weenies” & jacked up on scotch whiskey & testosterone parade about with their bow “Bunnies”, usually a dumb blonde. The wakes they create are what does the damage to oyster beds & more importantly erosion to properties. A few tickets of $1k should slow these weekend warrior jitterbugs down.
    I am also NOT in favor of anything artificial placed in the water. Enforce the current speed laws.

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