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You East coasters best batten down the hatches.....

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Earl is coming to visit.



Our thoughts are with you all. Stay safe.



ME

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,232
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    Me hatches be battened!

    .....whatever that means.



    I'm sure we all appreciate your concern. I think NYC will just have some stormy weather on Friday and a pretty decent rest of the Labor Day weekend.



    Happy official end-of-summer to all. Now let's start puttin in some ber-lers again.
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  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
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    The term battended hatches...

    Comes from the ancient mariner days. Hatches, as we all know is a small door or window. To batten means to lash or tie down.



    So, battening hatches means close your doors and windows TIGHT. :-)



    Now, about the berlers...



    ME

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  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,232
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    Oh, that's just some Brooklynese faw yuh.

    http://gothamist.com/2010/04/29/speaking_brooklyn.php
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  • Ex Maine Doug
    Ex Maine Doug Member Posts: 162
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    A little disapointing

    so far we have had a minor shower. I am at the moment looking for brushes to scrub my little Biasi's. About 40 miles NW of Bar Harbor on the Penobscot River. We have a couple of yachts on the town dock. I helped my next door neighbor the Harbormaster set the lines for this one:

    http://www.charterbrochure.com/enticer/

    and a 50 footer.  American Cruise Lines will be here Sunday with the Independence.

    Gusts inland to 30 MPH. Gusts DownEast to 50 MPH. 1-4 in rain. No big deal. If stuff starts flying I will stay in the vault. The views attached are towards my town. I am waving.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,443
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    Great pix...

    Doug... I have not been up that way in 20yrs. Is that the new Bucksport bridge? pretty neat. I remember going to Fort Knox as a kid...

    As for the "storm" here in NH is was mearly a rain storm of low magnitude. pretty boring.
  • Eugene_Silberstein
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    Much Ado About Not Much

    I am in eastern Long Island and we were all prepared for all that Earl had to dish out. Some wind... some rain..... not much of anything else.



    I guess we can count our blessings.

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  • Ex Maine Doug
    Ex Maine Doug Member Posts: 162
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    New Bridge

    Yes it is the new bridge with an observation section at the top of the west tower, about 425 feet. I watched it being built.  One Friday the weight limit on the old one went from 100,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds.  Seems about a quarter of the strands in the downriver side cable were broken and microphones were detecting more snapping.  Thus a new bridge in record time. The old one still stands as the state is too broke to take it down.

    Here is a view of the new bridge in the winter from my parking lot.
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    lucked out

    living on Cape Cod, it's always a possibility for a major storm, but we sure did dodge this bullet. Enjoy the long weekend
  • NRT_Rob
    NRT_Rob Member Posts: 1,013
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    not much in maine

    but went wave watching yesterday after the "storm" passed, and it did not disappoint. we only see waves like that at best once a year around here. great day.
    Rob Brown
    Designer for Rockport Mechanical
    in beautiful Rockport Maine.
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