July 6, 2022
The Chronolog station is located at the eastern connection of the Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury, MA. The original Powder Point Bridge was constructed in 1892 and currently stands as the longest wooden bridge in America. On the eastern side of the bridge, the shoreline adjacent to the abutments is experiencing ongoing erosion due to tidal currents and wind-generated waves produced in Duxbury Bay. Images from this site will monitor changes along the shoreline in the vicinity of the bridge connection, as well as the eventual construction and performance of a nature-based solution. These photos will be utilized in concert with on-going on the ground monitoring of the location.
The Stone Living Lab is an innovative and collaborative initiative for testing and scaling up nature-based approaches to climate adaptation, coastal resilience and ecological restoration in the high-energy environment of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
The pictures collected from our Chronolog stations will help us measure and track coastal change along Boston Harbor. How will seasonal change and storm events shift in the face of climate change?
Find out more about our other education initiatives and get involved at https://stonelivinglab.org/education/.
The Stone Living Lab is a partnership of the City of Boston, UMass Boston School for the Environment, Boston Harbor Now, the National Parks of Boston, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation that engages scientists and the community in research, education, and the promotion of equity.