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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Piece of old wall taken from beach area

  • PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - With well over 100 kids there to enjoy the beach and swimming at Lake Wallenpaupack, a tractor had to be used to haul out an artifact mostly buried in the sand below the water the other day.
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  • PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - With well over 100 kids there to enjoy the beach and swimming at Lake Wallenpaupack, a tractor had to be used to haul out an artifact mostly buried in the sand below the water the other day.
        Rolin Edwards, Palmyra Township- Pike Zoning Officer and coordinator of the Township's public beach, told the Supervisors June 17th that a part of an old retaining wall was discovered.
       The Wayne County YMCA had sent a large group of YMCA day camp children as well as staff and were enjoying themselves, when a camp counselor noticed the shaft of wood and rusty metal re-bar. Lifeguards tried digging it out but it took a tractor to haul out the section of an old beach retaining wall. It was about eight feet long.
       Edwards said that when the wall was taken out (a number of years ago), there may have been a bottom row of timber that was unknowingly left behind. Just to be sure, late in the season when the water level is down, he suggested that a metal detector could be used to see if there was any more.
    MORE MEETING ITEMS WILL BE FOUND IN THE MID-WEEK NEWS EAGLE, ON LOCAL NEWS STANDS ON TUESDAY.
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