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Way Too High Tides

Rising waters are freaking out many on the East End, as higher tides from Maine to Florida are puzzling scientists. At last count, Montauk's water level was 1.2 feet above normal, a height that at one point made boats in the harbor sit evenly with the top of docks. Most officials don't believe this is a result of global warming, but rather the combination of a weird June and the moon's gravitational pull being at its strongest this time of year. According to fishermen on the Island, it's the wind's fault, as blustery days have the power to blow water back into the harbor and the bays. [EH Press]