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Bigger ships mean bigger waves at Tybee’s beach. A recent ship wake study offers solutions

February 7th, 2023 – Tybee Island resident Joseph Yerchik was lounging on the north end beach near Polk Street when he heard his niece utter a profane expletive. When Yerchick turned around, his niece was already running up the shore. Then came the “smack” of a giant wave. “I was tumbling around in the water. […]

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Tybee lost 25 feet of shoreline to Hurricane Ian. What data tells us about beach erosion.

December 22, 2022 – Tybee lost 25 feet of shoreline to Hurricane Ian. What data tells us about beach erosion. Improved dune system mitigated some of storm’s effects. Nancy Guan Savannah Morning News Link available for Savannah Morning News subscribers here The Georgia coast had a near miss when Hurricane Ian tracked further east than

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