We’ve written a ton about the proposed marina out in Coral Bay. Well now it’s your time to be heard.
Today, March 5, is the last day to submit your letter to the Army Corps of Engineers whether you are for or against the proposed marina. As you may know, the Summer’s End Group is proposing a 145-slip marina that will cater to the magayacht community. This proposed marina includes placing permanent fixed marina structures on 1.7 acres within Coral Bay and 1,333 pilings. It is designed for 10,000 feet of boat, which is a 400% increase of what is currently in the harbor.
If you plan to write a letter, it should be sent by postal mail or by email to the addresses below. It should include the permit application number in the subject line.
Permit Application Number: SAJ-2004-12518 (SP-JMS)
Email Address: [email protected]
Postal Address: Mr. Johann M. Sasso, Antilles Permits Section, 400 Fernández Juncos Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901-3299
If you are submitting via email, you may send a copy to the Save Coral Bay email address so it can keep track of total responses. That email address is: [email protected]
David Silverman, who is leading the Save Coral Bay movement, put together a few renderings showing the scale of the marina. They’re pretty neat, so please check them out.
Land and Water Structures
The Piling Field
Back in January, we provided some information that may help you with letter writing courtesy of SaveCoralBay.com. Click here to read that story.
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The Save Coral Bay Singers perform at around 8 pm during the open mike at Pickles in Coral Bay on Wednesday nights. Following is one of our songs and a poem:
End Summers End; a Come Ye All Song
(A mouth harp and guitar song for our time
with apologies to Woody Guthrie and purists of meter and rhyme)
Come all you good people and gather around,
If you live on your boat or your home’s on the ground;
This place that we love, our sweet Coral Bay
Will be ruined forever if greed has its way;
They’ve planned a marina for two hundred foot yachts,
Monstrous things that few people have got;
They’d make Coral Bay a playground for the wealthy
And we know that ain’t socially, economically or environmentally healthy;
It’s a battle for minds, it’s a battle for hearts
To end Summers End before they can start
Driving their piles and destroying our bay
For billionaires on mega-yachts to sail in and play.
They’d ruin our houses and haul out our boats,
That what Summers End would ram down our throats;
They’ll ruin the harbor, the bay and the land
If we let them succeed with their greed conceived plans
So save Coral Bay and defeat Summers end,
That’s more than a slogan and bumper sticker, my friends,
To fight Summers End will take hard work and fund-raising,
But ignoring their plans would be flat out plumb crazy.
Coral Bay’s like no other place on this earth
And we all know what such a fine community’s worth,
We can’t let Summers End take that away
To create another eyesore, another Pond Bay.
So all you good people who love Coral Bay,
Don’t be fooled by the lies Summers End has to say;
They’ll tell you only what they want you to hear;
They’ll tailor the facts and the truth for your ears;
As they scheme to get rich before walking away
From the mess they would make of our home, Coral Bay.
Irony: A Non-Subtle Rant in Verse Against
The Summers End Development Plan
Here, where neither snow nor ice find their way
Into the island’s darkest, deepest hollows,
They call their plan Summers End, their icy
Determination to court the servants
Of Mammon, freezing St. John’s Coral Bay
Beneath a surface of concrete and steel.
Greed, that cruel winter wind of the frigid
Heart fills their sails and drives their ambitions.
As Mammon’s long wet tongue touches their souls,
Thrills them with promises he will not keep;
As Dante’s Satan, frozen upside down
In the final circle of his Hell smiles,
I hear the voices of the people sing
“Mammon, your kingdom must come down; Mammon,
Your kingdom must come down;” the voices of
The people sing, “Mammon, your kingdom must come down.”
One point seven acres or seventeen acres? Gofund me main page has twenty-eight acres for 145 slips. NO marina should be developed under this proposal.