NASA satellite image shows Earl over New England
As Hurricane Earl threatened the east coast of the U.S. and the Canadian Maritimes, like most coastal communities, we began preparations for the storm. Starting on Wednesday we began hauling boats (Callisto and Bonita) and on Thursday Amy and I moved the Nereid from our Lubec dock to a safe harbor on Campobello Island, N.B., Canada. By the time Earl arrived it had been downgraded to a tropical storm and arrived Saturday with gusty winds and loads of rain. Fortunately, Earl has moved (but not without first causing the delay of the annual Eastport pirate invasion of Lubec) and we are hopeful that we will soon get some workable weather so that we can resume our surveys of the Bay of Fundy.
Waves crash from Earl on the coast of Lubec.