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Mill Bay Marina

Early spring 2010 the coastline here went through a damaging storm that all but wiped out the Mill Bay Marina. My beloved took a few photos the day after that storm.
 Soon after this storm the rebuilding was started with plans bigger than just the marina. And even though bare framing still shows inside the main building, the Mill Bay Marina is open again for business. One wonders about breakwaters on this weather exposed seaside marina. Instead of breakwaters this marina opted for a very powerful rebuild and it certainly looks like it should be able to take a storm and protect its boats.
 The gate closes between 5 o’clock at night and 8 in the morning. Which, for a marina, is a great security idea.
 Here is a good idea for those wide ramp railings. The marina installed two strands of wire above the railing. This keeps the seagulls off these railings and us people can actually lay our hands on it.

About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

4 responses to “Mill Bay Marina

  1. What a beautiful place, perfectly captured Joseph! They’ve done a great job with the rebuilding here, the care and dedication is quite evident.

  2. I went there once, Toad, took some photos, bland as bland can be, went back there to catch the late afternoon light, but my premonition came true. The sun disappeared before it could touch the right areas. At any rate the marina must be the cat’s meow among modern marinas.

    • ehpem

      I expect it will be more interesting in a year or two when it develops that inevitable marine crust. I share your curiosity about whether the lack of a breakwater will be good enough. If nothing else, the pitching of boats against the dock in a winter storm can’t be good for them.

      • Concrete docks are the new marina thing. I am part of a small minority that favors old fashioned wooden docks. Concrete doesn’t age graciously, actually it gets damned ugly pretty quick before it goes to rubble. But between the pilings and the docks the marina has a skookum look and time will show how successful the elements are when they test the marina.

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