Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Bacteria closes North shore beaches

Bacteria closes Piping Rock, Center Island Sound beaches

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Elevated bacteria levels forced the closure of two Nassau County beaches Friday, the county health department said.

The Piping Rock Beach Club in Lattingtown and Center Island Sound in Bayville were ordered closed until further notice. The health department reported that Laurel Hollow Beach remained closed.

For updated beach closing information, call 516-227-9700. To speak with a health department representative, call 516-227-9717.


Manhasset Bay should be closed as well. It is filthy.

I windsurfed Manhasset Bay three times this Spring. In the Winter and Spring the water quality is pretty good... but as soon as Memorial Day hits; it's all over. Within a week's time the water goes from clear; to red, or brown. Just too many boats, too many McMansions, and too much fertilizer on all their lawns.

I still sail Segue from the bay. But spend way too much time having to clean the stains on her from the filthy water. It really sucks. I live less than a block from the Bay, but have to go elsewhere, if I want to windsurf, or swim.

1 comment:

McPhilly said...

Oh boy, thanks for the word.

I used to swim in M Bay a lot in the summer. These days, I can do without the infections. It's hard enough to stay healthy.