TO THE EDITOR:

 It is very exciting to have a movie being made in Brant Rock. (“Hollywood cameras zoom in on Marshfield,” Oct. 24) Permission was given in exchange for a small financial donation to the town. The donation is supposed to reimburse us for inconvenience perhaps. I don’t think anybody has complained about the inconvenience .


However, I live across from the seawall where Charlie’s clam shack formerly was. Today equipment and a crane has been brought in that covers the whole parking space. To my horror, they have begun drilling holes in the sea wall to support rigs that will create their ocean hurricane scene. I tried to call someone at Town Hall, but no town official could, or would, speak to me about drilling holes in the sea wall. I only received the message from the office worker answering the phone that “the town has approved the work.”

Sea walls are so important to Marshfield – 10 percent of the tax base is within 1,000 feet of sea walls. It perhaps sounds harmless – just drilling holes in cement – but that cement gets pounded by surf on a regular basis – and the cement from 1969 crumbles around the hole. There is even evidence of this near this very section of wall – at one of the joining spaces. There had been a small chip – now there is a large V-shaped empty space on the top of the wall. Various repairs have been tried and failed. Remember the old story – don’t put holes in a dyke? Well, don’t put holes in the sea wall.

There are 28 drill holes in the wall along a 30-foot section on the landside.

FAITH JEAN

Marshfield

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