Will it stand or slide?

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The money spent by the Derby Line Ceme­tery on a re­tain­ing wall may well go down the hill and into the river. Ob­ser­va­tions on the Cana­dian side of the Tomi­fo­bia River show that the clay base is erod­ing inch by inch any­time there is rain. Lo­cal ob­servers say that a cou­ple of feet have al­ready gone into the river, a fact that we can­not ver­ify by our­selves. As the Ceme­tery would be re­spon­si­ble for any ma­jor dam­age on the Cana­dian side, the en­gi­neers re­spon­si­ble for its de­sign must have been con­fi­dent that it would with­stand the el­e­ments. Those older will re­mem­ber that the United States cleared a path on their bor­der to guard against an in­va­sion of Que­bec sep­a­ratists dur­ing the 1970’s, us­ing the equip­ment that had served them so well dur­ing the Viet­nam War in the DMZ.

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