Title

Article on Old Sow, a dangerous multiple-current tidal pool that stretches from

Authors

Robert Blechl

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

7-2003

Additional Date Information

Jul-Aug 2003

Pages

45-53

Abstract

Article on Old Sow, a dangerous multiple-current tidal pool that stretches from Deer Island, New Brunswick, to Moose Island, Maine, near Eastport. The unique hydrology of the whirlpool is attributed to unusual underwater terrain and the convergence of three currents. George Harris, retired fisherman and owner of Eastport's Harris Point Cabins and Motel, said that on a spring tide, the pool is like "a great big boiling pot." Robert Godfrey, founder of Old Sow Publishing, calculated the diameter of the whirlpool at 250 feet. But the dimensions of Old Sow differ depending on the tide, and the depth has been said to range from 12 to 40 feet and the diameter from 300 to 500 feet. According to local sources, Old Sow is responsible for at least seven deaths and scores of sunken watercraft.

Subjects

Old Sow (Tidal pool), Whirlpools

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