Fernandina’s beaches get sand!

Photos and information provided
by Chris Whelan

March 12, 2018 5:20 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Chris Whelan captured these photos taken this afternoon in Fernandina Beach near New York Avenue off of South Fletcher. According to Whelan, the pumping will be ongoing 24 hours a day, seven days a week until completion.

Fernandina Beach renourishment begins. Photos courtesy of Chris Whelan

Editor’s Note: Chris Whelan joined the United States Navy straight out of college in 1975 and served for 22 years as a Navy Aerographer’s Mate – the Navy’s meteorologists and oceanographers. Chris earned the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Broadcast Seal of Approval in 1994 and was an on-air meteorologist for the local television station WTLV starting in 1986 until he retired in 2004. Chris came to our island in 1991 and spends his time photographing the sights of our wonderful island, collecting and restoring vintage cameras, and being involved with local environmental issues, and enjoying his family. We thank Chris for his contributions to the Fernandina Observer.

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