Fragile Shelter Island Peninsula May Require $4 Million to Combat Erosion

The mouth of Coecles Harbor with Sungic Point in the foreground, and Reel Point across the channel. Photo via Shelter Island Reporter.

Reel Point, a thin peninsula on the east side of Shelter Island, is in desperate need of a multi-million dollar stabilization plan, according to town officials. 

The strip of land is a barrier for Coecles Harbor, and protects its shellfish industry as well as significant real estate along the coast.

Recent nor’easters and superstorm Sandy in 2012 have made Reel Point vulnerable to erosion.

Read more at Newsday.