April 2, 2014 (YARMOUTH) _ Yarmouth beach officials believe they’ve collected most of the remaining nails left on Bass River Beach from last Columbus Day Weekend.
The nails were an unintended consquence from the beach bonfire when wooden pallets were burned.
The pallets contained hundreds of nails that were left in the sand after the debris was collected. Those nails blew across the beach during the winter storms.
Yarmouth Recreation Director Pat Armstrong says the improving weather allowed them to do a thorough cleaning this week with a magnetic beach rake.
The device can dig down up to 8 inches in the sand.