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WX
09-03-2011, 06:18 AM
The Dumps[/I]. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Beach_%28Fort_Bragg,_California%29).]

http://thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/glass-beach/

Cool eh :ycool:

Paul Pless
09-03-2011, 06:22 AM
Cool eh :ycool:Very!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Glass_Beach_Fort_Bragg_2.jpg

WX
09-03-2011, 06:24 AM
I've seen bits of rounded and polished glass on a few beaches but absolutely nothing to compare to that.

ramillett
09-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Well ! that is where the glass started :)

WX
09-04-2011, 12:47 AM
I'm surprised someone hasn't turned it into jewellery.:)

ramillett
09-04-2011, 01:05 AM
When I was a kid , I lived by the beach . One night 2 big motor sailors ended up on the beach in the fog , by the time I got home from school the next day the only thing visible was fires , burning the wood blanks . I followed a wire , and started digging , about 3 feet down I found one of the engines . The ocean does an amazing job of cleaning things up :)