The Audubon Society has protected Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida since 1905. This unique, pristine wilderness area dates back over 500 years. The 14,000-acre sanctuary provides protection for many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna in the western Everglades. For visitors to see, without damaging the habitat, they built a boardwalk here in 2003 using high-density Ipe hardwood.Read More
Boardwalks have been part of the coastal American experience since they first arrived in the late 19th century. They have allowed millions of Americans free access to the ocean. Boardwalks have helped define personal experiences and created memories for so many, for so long. Originally, softwood boards were the only available option. Nowadays, hardwood decking provides a long-lasting natural wood solution for boardwalks and other decking projects.Read More
Playland Park in Rye, New York was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, along with many other coastal areas along the East Coast. With careful planning and timely execution, this project came in ahead of schedule and under budget.Read More
Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy. The cleanup and repair efforts continue for homeowners and entire communities as well, particularly on the coast, where winds and ocean waves ravaged homes, marinas, docks, boardwalks and more. While home builders and remodelers are dealing with the heavy casualties of homes and buildings, the marine construction industry is fully engaged in the repair of coastal structures including docks, piers and boardwalks.Read More
The Ipe marine decking boardwalk built at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut is an example of a community, its businesses and many good people all working together to create something beautiful and enduring for residents and visitors of this historic seaside locale.
New London, the “Whaling City”, has a rich nautical heritage and a beautiful waterfront, bristling with maritime activity. From the Coast Guard Academy, State Pier, multiple ferry services on the Thames River, the Coast Guard Station to Ledge Light and New London Light house, and colonial era Fort Trumbull to Ocean Beach Park on Long Island Sound, New London owes much of its rich history to the sea.Read More