Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Storm Surge

A combination of new moon high tides and ESE winds up to 45 kph made for some rough conditions in the harbour today.

At high tide this morning waves surged in among the finger piers in the ocean terminals area, breaking over the ends of the piers and along their length. I observed waves of up to 6 feet high as the "bath tub effect" washed back along the pier faces.

Algoma Dartmouth, usually tied up at pier 34, moved to a more sheltered spot at pier 9. Lundstrom Tide at pier 25-26 decided to stay put and was relatively sheltered, but was certainly pitching.


Despite this the ferries kept running, though there were no passengers out on deck!


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