After capturing shots from Cliff Street, I made my way toward the State Street Landing and witnessed the broken wharfs being lifted with each passing wave at high tide. The wharfs are normally lined with benches and guard rails where people can wait for boats to tie up below. I had never seen the ramps approach the level of the wharfs with high tides in the summer nor had I ever seen the water come close to the bottom of the structures.
As I stood amongst a group of stunned observers, the ocean lifted the entire structure up and then spilled its water over the curb toward the parking lot. The wharfs are destroyed at this point and will need to be completely replaced for the boating season.