Sunday’s Super Moon left us a reminder of its power over our coastal community. We’ve had high tides of more than 12 feet for the past three days. Yesterday, the tide reached 12.9 feet, more than a foot higher than shown in this image of WoodenBoat’s pier taken before the tide peaked in Great Cove.


A 12-foot tide often is visible to the naked (and patient) eye; it comes rolling in at more than two (vertical) feet an hour. (Brooklin, Maine)