Gabions made from lobster pots on Grand Manan

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Sea defence gabions made with pebble-filled old lobster pots

Wooden stilted houses cling to the slopes at the foot of basalt scarps in Dark Harbour on Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada. To prevent waves washing away the foundations, sea defence gabions made from pebble-filled old lobster pots have been stacked on the shore, together with other barriers built from massive tree trunk driftwood that accumulates in vast quantities on the massive pebble bank separating the harbour from the open sea.

Sea defence gabions made with pebble-filled old lobster pots

Sea defence gabions made with pebble-filled old lobster pots

Sea defence gabions made with pebble-filled old lobster pots

Shore line at Dark Harbour

Sea defence structure built with driftwood timbers

Detail of a sea defence structure built with driftwood timbers

Detail of a sea defence structure built with driftwood timbers

Driftwood timbers and fishermen's hut on a pebble bank

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