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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Low Tide!!

If you were anywhere near the waterfront today you noticed the extreme low tide. I have not seen it that low for several years. Here are a few pictures I took this morning-

This was taken from Brant Point looking west along Hulbert Ave. Notice all the exposed eel grass. Next is a shot of the south end of the Horseshed taken from Brant Point. There was a huge area exposed. It's hard to tell from the picture because I was so far away. When I was there I noticed several sea gulls feasting on seed scallops. They would pluck the scallops from the eel grass and fly over to Easton Street and Hulbert Ave where they would drop them to break them open.

Easy Street Basin was dry almost up to the old Skipper Restaurant-

And the area between the Town Pier and the Shipyard was exposed as well-

Two fishing boats came in here as of late this afternoon. A red western rigged dragger and the western rigged dragger, Triunfo-

Three guys and one girl went out bay scalloping today. Only one went out in Madaket. The three who ventured out today fished the south part of the harbor, mostly down harbor seeing that the wind was strong out of the south southwest all day. Not sure how they did for limits. I'll ask them tomorrow.

Looks like they are finally getting ready to pour the concrete for the Children's Beach boat ramp project. I was down at the site late yesterday afternoon having a look. Gravel has been laid down and leveled off forming the base of the ramp. Here are a couple of pictures-

Click on the picture below. A collection of a few of the blog pictures are available there. More pictures will be added in the future.
Nantucket Waterfront News


Anonymous said...

So, for every simple mind on this island that claimed the warm early January was a sure sign of coming global warming catastrophe and the impending disappearance of our island to rising sea levels, is this a relief. Lowest tide in years must mean the sea's are on the way down. Simple deduction.

Of course that's a load of crap as much as a warm January taken in isolation is a load of crap. Just pointing it out.

Anonymous said...

Nice shots. Look at all that codium washing up in that one shot. We need one of those big draggers to clean that stuff out. To bad the tide is to low. ;>)


Anonymous said...

I experienced a lower tide just last fall, and for the record, 2006 was "globaly" the warmest on record.


Jake said...

Re: CB boat ramp...
I think they are going to use pre-cast...but they are nowhere to be seen!! Do you think they will be done for April 1??? I say april fools on that one!!!