Tugster reverts to kayakster to participate with LIC Community Boathouse on behalf of American Littoral Society to clean plastic and plastic and plastic from the beach up to the high tide mark on …

South Brother Island.  We paddled from Long Island City to land on this otherwise off-limits bird sanctuary.  Besides all the plastic and styrofoam we tallied up-debris that’ll linger for at least the next few centuries-

the beach was strewn broken glass, coal chunks, shells . . .  Bag it all, and then you see more.

A motorboat served as garbage scow to haul off the 20 garbage bags of debris-two trips-

and we paddled on to Ferry Point Park, swam and picnicked with coastal cleanup folks there . . .

before riding the tide eight miles back to Long Island City

avoiding differently maneuverable traffic.

All we lacked was an expedition illustator.

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