January 2024 storms and record high tides wreck Peaks Island Shoreline

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In January 2024, back-to-back storms ravaged the Peaks Island shoreline, especially the “back shore.”

As of this blog, several areas are affected.

Notably the stairs to Sandy Beach have been washed away.

Seashore Road was washed away in several areas, and covered with rocks, with the worse damage in Spar Cove

Whaleback (rock formation) broke into halves

TEIA was flooded

Waterside cottages were flooded and damaged.

Portland public services crews, helped by private citizens, worked hard to clear the roads and repair damage.

Before visiting Peaks be sure to check on post storm recovery.

 

Sandy Beach

Whaleback

 

Ferry Beach