The comment period for a terminal groin proposal at Bald Head Island is now open. If approved, this could lead to the construction of the first terminal groin in North Carolina since lawmakers legalized such structures in 2011.
A terminal groin is a hardened structure which controls sand flow so as to rebuild beaches. Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says if the island installs such a structure, they should remove the existing groin field made up of smaller, sand-filled tubes that slow down erosion:
The first attempt to recover the Bald Head Island ferry that slammed into a sand bar yesterday has failed. At 10:30 AM, which was high tide Wednesday morning, crews tried to re-float the 64-foot passenger vessel “Adventure”.
It was just after 9 AM Tuesday morning when the Bald Head Island Ferry "Adventure" traveling to Bald Head Island from Southport ran aground near Battery Island.
The impact of the grounding injured thirteen people – one potentially seriously. That person was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Eleven others went to nearby Dosher Hospital in Southport for treatment.