Letter: South Nassau needs launch ramps

The Jones Beach revitalization project includes construction at

The Jones Beach revitalization project includes construction at the Jones Beach Lawn at Field 4. The beach seems ready for spring and rejuvenation on March 19, 2014. (Credit: Johnny Milano)

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New York's plan to spend $65 million restoring Jones Beach would be a perfect opportunity to build some ramps for small boats, such as sailing dinghies, Sunfish, rowboats, kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, paddle boards, etc. ["Boost for the beach," News, March 20].

The waters and winds in South Nassau are perfect for small, non-motorized boats, but there is no suitable place, accessible to the public, to launch with a trailer.

Perhaps Zach's Bay, the Field 10 fishing piers, the Short Beach boat basin or the Green Island toll plaza would be good spots. Thirty years ago, there used to be lots of sailboats in our bays.

John Eastlund, Wantagh
 

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