In addition to experiencing heavy flooding in 2019, some living along the Lake Ontario shoreline had their concrete break walls shattered when enormous waves smashed into them.
Douglas Dobson, President of the Crescent Beach Association, is one of those residents, and he wants to build new barriers along the beach.
Dobson says through all the damage this year, there’s one break wall nearby on Edgemere Drive that has gone unscathed for decades. “After all these years, all these storms, and hurricanes and everything, why is this (one) break wall not have any cracks in it?” he says.
After researching, he learned that structure is from the 1920’s. Based off that, he’s deciding to go “old school”, but with an upgrade.