2008-07-16 Ellis Bay off the New River, Camp Lejeune, NC.

2008-07-16 Ellis Bay, Camp Lejeune. This view is looking south down Ellis Creek toward Ellis Bay.
This picture was taken from where we launched our canoes and kayaks from the end of a dirt road
off of Route 172 in Section AB

Please read this sign carefully. This is not a polluted area. In fact it is just the opposite. It is used
to grow up and purify clams harvested from polluted waters.

Study this act of nature and let your imagination take over.
This is Jack Cleaves of Cedar Point getting ready to leave our launching sight.
That is the Sneads Ferry high rise bridge on Route 172 in the distance.

Jim Neidermeyer went ahead and got these two bags of trash while the shuttle was being set up.

Elmer Eddy from Swansboro with a large block of Styrofoam used to float docks

Jack Cleaves and Jim Niedermeyer draping a very large heavy wet blanket which would have sunken our canoe.

Getting the trash out at a very scenic spot.

L/R, Scott Brown of Morehead City who just returned from California, Jim Niedermeyer of Hubert, Elmer Eddy of Swansboro who just returned from a dip, and Jack

Now you have seen the under side of a live horseshoe crab.
Jack made the catch.

These washed out stumps are photogenic.

We are getting pretty well fully loaded.

So loaded that we had to head for our take out. Time was running out and we couldn’t carry anymore anyway.

We are rounding Jarrett Point and are headed into Courthouse Bay.

We will be home soon.

One big wave and that trash barge would have been sunk!

Entering Courthouse Bay.
A view from the side.

The first buildings of Courthouse Bay.

Here we are unloading at the marina. There was a dumpster here which was empty. It was half full when we left.

That is Admiral Jim Crownover of the Duncannon, Pa. Navy in the yellow sit on top. We thank you, Jim, for all these wonderful pictures.

This is the heaviest trash we have encountered in a long while. We left the shoreline clean until we could not hold anymore.
We were only 40% of the way through our planned trip. If we have a good weather and wind day for these waters next week
we will return to where we had to leave off and finish the job.

We could us
e more boats and bodies, folks! We did have a great day on the water. Please join us if you can. Elmer

Elmer Eddy
Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman
Stewards of The White Oak River Basin
101 River Reach Drive West,
Swansboro, NC. 28584
910-389-4588 e-mail:
Please visit our website: http://www.whiteoakstewards.org/
“If no one litters, there will be no litter!”