The Disappearing Town in Washington

The town of North Cove on the Washington Coast has been steadily eroding from the Pacific Ocean for decades, losing up to 200 feet of ground per year at the appropriately named Washaway Beach. Erosion has already claimed hundreds of houses, as well as a lighthouse, school, cannery, and a post office over the last century — and more homes fall each year. I took what will be my first of many trips to Washaway Beach to see what this battle between man and nature looks like.