The Relocation of Masons Inlet at the north end of Wrightsville Beach
New Mason's Inlet opens March 8, 2002
Closing Masons old inlet at Wrighsville Beach March 21, 2002
Pictures taken January 7, 2002
Below pictures taken January 10, 2002
Below pictures taken January 18, 2002
Mason inlet relocation at wrightsville beach New Mason's Inlet opens Closing Masons old inlet at Wrighsville Beach
Links related to the Wrightsville Beach Area
Wrightsville Beach Home Page
Great Web Cam of inlet relocation/progress for high speed connections.
March 15- Cut to Atlantic finished
March 20- Existing Mason's Inlet plugged
April 15- Project finished
The Project foreman said the heavy equipment on the southern tip of Figure Eight Island was shifting sand from the future inlet corridor into a stockpile area, bounded by 7-foot-tall, sand-filled tubes, on the current inletís northern shoreline. The huge sandbox, which will eventually contain 260,000 cubic yards of sand, will be used to fill in the current inlet once the new inlet is opened.