Author William Sargent contends that Plum Island should be vacated and restored to its original purpose: To protect the mainland and absorb the brunt of the brutal force of the wind and sea. Residents, of course, disagree, and are moving forward with measures to protect their homes. The US Army Corps of Engineers has issued the first permit to allow beach scraping to protect five properties on Annapolis Way. But according to Sargent, these efforts will prove largely futile.
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