Erosion is an old problem | Letter

(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the series Hayley Day reported about the effects of climate change on our islands. You can read the two stories in the Jan. 10 and the Dec. 27, 2017 editions of the Journal.)

Erosion of beach roads and railroad beds is an old problem. The usual solution is visible from the Anacortes ferry dock; the rock-work along the beach from Ship Harbor toward Anacortes, built by the Great Northern Railway about a century ago to stop erosion of the railroad line which served the cannery at Ship Harbor and the sawmill in Burrows Bay.

Keith Sternberg

Lopez Island