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Great Cape Cod Times article "Chappaquiddick's Wasque washed away" written by Doug Fraser, June 17, 2012. Click here to read the latest update on Wasque and the Breach.

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Cape Cod Times article "Chappaquiddick's Wasque washed away" written by Doug Fraser, June 17, 2012.

CHAPPAQUIDDICK — To Chris Kennedy, the superintendent of The Trustees of Reservations on Martha's Vineyard, the erosion at Wasque was Nature writ large, like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Large trees and brush sliding over the edge of a bluff into the water below, trailing root systems and the thin cap of sod, was high drama, like viewing a lava flow in slow motion.

Still, others couldn't bear to watch as the pace of erosion quickened on the southeast corner of the island and the Atlantic gobbled up hundreds of feet of beach and ate into a forest in less than two years.

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