Fond recollections of Kiting there from 2008-2014. I recall the water being only ~12-30” deep, and there was an old steel barge wreck somewhere around the south end of the bridge if my (questionable) memory serves me correctly. Marked by a couple of stakes back then so we wouldn’t accidentally jump right on top of it. We would actually teach up there in a NE wind using a jet ski when I worked at KHK. I’m figuring the houses locked in by the bridge won’t be of much interest to windsurfing/kiteboarding crowd any more. Oh well, time marches on!
Good memory. But the barge is actually a WW2 transport. Here's an old article describing the find.
The bridge spanned the wreck so as not to disturb it. On low tide I can see portions sticking up above the water.
Now that I'm back to our house since the bridge opened I can attest it's noisy. I'm sure, for us, it'll become "white noise" after a while but the houses at the foot of the south end will probably have issues renting at a high rate.
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Wow, I never knew that. Great article. People always said “barge” so that’s what I assumed. Now when I’m headed north on the bridge I’ll be curious to see whether it’s visible over the guard rail while driving. I’m guessing not but who knows.
Those Mirlo sound front houses were always extremely popular with windsurfers/kiteboarders during the shoulder season. Perhaps the current rental shortage is making up for it right now but I agree that you have to figure they will take a hit with rental rates and valuations. Always the “challenged” community right from the get go……