Camp Ellis

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We took a scenic drive down south the other day and ended up at Camp Ellis. A tiny spit of the Maine coast that suffers greatly during storms and high seas.

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So much so that their beach front is now mostly rock and concrete.

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Erosion is threatening homes and drastic measures are being employed. Because when your front lawn looks like this?

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You know something has to be done.

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I constantly wonder why people even bother. The sea will come, and nothing man can do will stop it.

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Waterfront living is wonderful, but water in your living room… not so much.

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Sweet, Fleeting Season in Camp Ellis

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14 thoughts on “Camp Ellis”

  1. When I was a kid and we’d go down to Florida for our summer vacation I saw a billboard that said, “Life’s a beach…or is it?” over a picture of a house collapsing into the ocean. It was supposed to discourage people from building right on the water, but as long as there’s waterfront people will put houses on it.

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  2. If the oceans keep rising due to global warming, one of these years the only seafront property in Maine will be on Mt. Katahdin (Maine’s highest peak)….so you might want to think about buying a few acres there now before the rush. It may not be your idea of retirement heaven, but at least you’ll (hopefully) no longer have to contend with Ms. Red Squirrel.

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    1. We have a river below our property, about 10 acres back. The bank is approximately 25 feet high with a long sloping hill after that. If the sea reaches our house? We’re all doomed.

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  3. As much as I love the idea of a waterfront home, I see pics like this and am thankful to be living on a hill in the middle of the country, about as far from an ocean as you can possibly get.

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      1. It’s about a man who’s kidnapped by a village by the sea and forced to dig away all the sand from the night before. All the houses are surrounded by sixty foot walls of sand on all sides. Definitely worth a read.

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