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We fished for many years in the Seymour Narrows area near Campbell River, BC . It makes SF Bay look like a mill pond, current wise. Here is an interesting story about the destruction of ripple rock and related costs, so it can be done.
Ripple Rock Explosion, Vancouver Island
It confirms that where there is a will, there is a way!
I certainly would not have guessed it would be that difficult. I would have thought they could have performed the work in increments, during various slack tides. Obviously...I'm wrong! It's also interesting that it took 119 vessels and 114 lives lost to develop the will.
Thanks for that!
Here is an original article regarding blowing up Blossom Rock. Unfortunately, because it is a copy of the original, published in 1870, it's a little difficult to read. However, I found it interesting in several respects.
Last edited by L124C; 02-06-2012 at 04:39 PM.