Winds Tear Navigation Tower From Jetty

A navigation tower on the Mission Bay Channel was ripped from its post by El Nino winds.

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The tower provided lights and a fog horn to warn mariners that they were approaching the rocky jetty at night.
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But Sunday’s El Nino storm tore the device from its post.
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Pieces of debris could be seen littering the rocks around the metal framework on Tuesday.
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According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the missing tower will not significantly impact boat traffic, but they do want mariners to know it won’t be there to help if needed.
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The tower on the south jetty, near Ocean Beach, is still intact.
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The Coast Guard plans to send crews to find a permanent solution to replace the tower.
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This shot looks from the north jetty to the south one, across the Mission Bay Channel.
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