Shared from the 2/11/2019 Sandusky Register eEdition

Large mounds of rock, sand appear on Chaussee beaches


Mounds of rock and sand line the beaches Friday on the eastern shore of the Cedar Point Chaussee.

Register photo/BRANDON ADDEO


If you’ve driven along the Cedar Point Chaussee recently, you might have noticed large mounds of apparent rock and sand along the eastern shoreline.

Longtime Sandusky resident Jude Theibert sure noticed the buildup.

“I thought it was so unusual,” Theibert said. “I have lived in Sandusky most of my 80-plus years and have never seen it like this.”

When asked about the phenomenon, Scudder Mackey, chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resource’s coastal management office in Sandusky, said ODNR began to issue temporary shore structure permits last year, allowing residents living along the Lake Erie shore to take emergency action to prevent erosion.

It’s not clear if any projects connected to those permits are related to the apparent rock and sand buildup.

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