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

Existing inlet turns from Figure Eight Island.jpg (73295 bytes) Large view of old inlet.jpg (69865 bytes) Masons Inlet from Shell Island Resort1.jpg (48827 bytes) Old inlet look like 10ft-15ft deep.jpg (76439 bytes)

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Below pictures taken January 10, 2002

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Below pictures taken January 18, 2002

Masons inlet jan 18.jpg (19794 bytes) loading dump trucks from new inlet path.jpg (57331 bytes) dumping loaded sand to cover old inlet.jpg (49473 bytes)

Mason inlet relocation at wrightsville beach            New Mason's Inlet opens    Closing Masons old inlet at Wrighsville Beach

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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.