Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hard Runnin' Tide

Here on Portland Pier at high tide the water's coming over the sides of the dock and onto the street. As I mentioned in a previous post, I heard about the phenomenon but had never seen it til this morning. They say it's quite common. I'm sure there are days when cars and offices are difficult to reach. Again, this day was not about a blizzard or storm front moving in; however, there was a full moon and it was approaching high tide at 11 AM. Very interesting!


  1. Fact: The entire Commercial Street area, including all of the piers leading up to Custom House is "landfill". If you can believe it or not, Custom House used to be at the waters edge. Great Photo.

  2. Wow, I'm learning new things by the second!

  3. Very interesting indeed. If this is a common occurance it is a little surprising that the street was not raised to just above the igh tide mark. Maybe they ran out of landfill.