Shinnecock Inlet. March 25, 1962. March 25, 1962. This photograph was taken two weeks after the Ash Wednesday northeaster of 6-8 March. Although this storm caused extensive beach erosion and property destruction throughout the Atlantic seaboard, the area near Shinnecock Inlet appears to have suffered no morphologic changes. The indentation in the shoreline just west of the west jetty shows the erosion-prone area. The bulge on the west beach where the ebb shoal attaches to the shore is about half-way between the inlet and the Ponquogue Bridge. Over the following 35 years, as the ebb shoal grows, the bulge will migrate west until it is approximately adjacent to the bridge. (Photograph by Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett.)

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