September 18, 2006

NEPTUNE & THE PLUTOS (via The Mother Judd):

A tale of two beaches (Alex Beam, September 13, 2006, Boston Globe)

Here is one of the great non-stories of the early 21st century: The beach at Siasconset , in Nantucket, home to the meta-rich and the members-only Sankaty Head golf and beach club, is washing into the ocean. So far Neptune has claimed five homes, nine have been moved elsewhere on the island, and seven have been moved farther back on their lots.

Yes, this is the part of Nantucket where homeowners have big lots. In fact, the tiny enclave cowering from the waves, populated by families named Roosevelt and Hostetter, is said to represent somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 percent of the island's tax base. That's a mighty nice neighborhood!

Except for the caddies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2006 7:28 AM
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