Exploring Dead Horse Bay
Posted by Jody on September 14, 2012
Here’s to great beachcoming days! As our friend at Blue Dot Jewelry said: “I guess it takes a trash dump to find the real goods! :-)”
Many thanks to Blue Dot Jewelry for sharing an interesting day and some very surprising seashore finds with us.
For years I’ve only known of this area by its bleak name, and its history as the location of several horse rendering plants, and then as a late 19th-century trash dump. I had no interest in visiting.
However, the dump has begun to resurface, bringing glass, ceramics and other treasures to the tide’s edge. We learned this through an article that Arthur stumbled upon earlier this week. It inspired us to take a de-stressing day trip down to see what we might find.
The bay is simple to access, just to the west of Floyd Bennett Field, via the Q35 bus. We walked another half mile past the bus stop, along the road and then through a stretch of lush dunes, to find the beach. It’s unmistakable. I’ve never see a beach strewn with so much stuff.
Much of what is there is just trash, but more than anything there is glass, in…
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