Yesterday at the South Freeport Town Wharf the tide peaked higher than most of us living nearby have ever witnessed. John Brewer, a marina owner keeping a watchful eye on his domain, told me he could only remember once, a very long time ago, seeing the water so high. The nor’easter was blowing 40 to 50 mph from the major storm hitting southern New England and the water found its way onto the road at the end of Main Street. I haven’t heard of any local damage, but the sight was something to remember.
I’ve included pictures of the high and low tide January 31st, the first blue moon day of 2018, for comparison. The rest are from yesterday. Living here we take the tides for granted… except when we don’t.