Psyche at Fairwinds after Isabel, Magothy River, 9/19/03
This view looks North toward Gibson Island in the distance. The foreground is a flooded parking lot, usually 5 to 6 feet above high tide. The dock's main spine is submerged to the left of the collection of signs on the posts in the center, which marks the normal shoreline. The brown objects are dock boards that have been pounded loose by the wind and waves, and have been lashed together to preserve them until the water receded roughly 24 hours later. Psyche's mast is the taller one to the left, barely visible behind the large powerboat with the blue cabin enclosure. All boats survived, simply floating higher and higher in their slips while held, double-lined, to their pilings, which usually stand about eight feet above mean low water. By the next weekend, the Fairwinds Marina crew had reinstalled the dock boards and we sailed to Rock Hall and back on favorable, mild southerlies.