Some Examples of Breakwaters
This is the harbor of Provincetown, Massachusetts, at
the very northern tip of Cape Cod. Whalewatching boats
and other craft use the two piers of this historic
waterfront. What might be the reason for the long
breakwater, built in front of the piers?
Some Examples of Breakwaters
Proposed breakwater, location unknown. Study the
labels: any ideas on why it is being proposed?
Marina Del Rey, California: What manmade structures
appear in this aerial photograph? What are some
reasons why these structures were built?
Santa Barbara, California: What manmade structures
appear in this aerial photograph? What are some
reasons why these structures were built?
Venice Beach, California: How has this offshore
breakwater, built parallel to the shoreline, affected the
“beach” of Venice Beach? Why do you think it was built?
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Some Examples of Breakwaters