Are outboards changing the landscape of the sandbar?

October 23, 2015
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
I might be mistaken, but I have recently noticed, crossing the second bridge heading toward Boca, and looking to my left next to where numerous “redneck yacht club” outings have been held, the sand has filled in across the channel in front of the trestle. Perhaps this has been like this and I haven’t noticed. But, if this is, in fact, a new development, I would venture to say it has been caused by all the outboards churning up the sand while partying in this small area. Without seeming like a party pooper, we may stop and examine this occurrence so as not to keep everyone from boating all across past the trestle.
Kathy Futch Boca Grande