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Storm video - Newport, RI

No sailing today since sails are removed, boat gets hauled out next week and a major storm is currently battering New England's coastline.

Instead, my wife and I took a drive along the waterfront this afternoon to check out the storm's effects. The peak has yet to hit us, but I did take some photos and a very short video before the sun set - and was amazed at what we saw later.

The beach behind our house abuts the Sakonnet, a tributary of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves were at least 6-8 feet and causing some beach erosion . . . but minor compared to what was happening just 5 miles south in Newport.

This very short (2+ minutes) footage, for some reason, doesn't project the impact of wind and wave heights we had experienced first hand. Reports of 20 foot offshore waves may have been a slight exaggeration, but the inner Harbor was in total turmoil. I saw several sailboats break free from their moorings, crashing onto the rocky cliffs of Brenton Cove, a few with soft groundings along the sany beaches.

Unfortunately, my camera's batteries were drained before I took the video footage showing Kings Park, south of Newport Harbor. So I could not take photos or videos of the worse boat damage. The small sailboat shown beached, broke free just minutes before we arrived - fortunately a soft grounding. Minor compared to the damage I saw with other boats, as a result of Noel's late season wrath.[/URL]" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="373">

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What's the story with that beached sailboat? Did it drag its anchor or did it come ashore while under power?
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Check out the dupe thread.. .more responses there... believe it washed ashore, not beached intentionally.


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