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High Tide and Wind Swamp Cambridge Marina

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Waves pound the bulkhead at the Cambridge Marina, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Photo: WBOC) Waves pound the bulkhead at the Cambridge Marina, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.– The Choptank River is not typically known for its waves, but it was spewing over the bulkhead at the Cambridge Marina on Wednesday.

Crew members spent several hours Tuesday and early Wednesday morning tying down the 120 boats docked at the marina.           

"We walk the docks, check all the boats, make sure all the lines are set and make sure there are no frayed lines that may snap if any kind of wind comes up," said Scott Fitzhugh, the marina's dockmaster.

Fitzhugh, who has been tracking the low-pressure storm all week, said the height of the tide is concerning and could cause big problems if it continues to rise.

"We shut the power off to every dock in the marina, which means we have to keep a closer eye on the boats because their pumps are working by power," he said. "So when you cut the power off they run on the battery and if they start working a lot those batteries wind down, then you start having issues."

Dave Ferguson of Cambridge made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to try and secure his boat. He said the best thing you can do is tie it down as tight as you can.

"I always come down when there is a storm like this," he said. "Usually I get down here ahead of time to put on some extra lines. It never hurts to doubleline your boat."

Ferguson said that while the high winds can be a problem, he is more concerned about the tide.

"My biggest concern is not the wind so much," he said. "It's the disruption of the water and how it's coming right into the marina here."  

Further inland, it was a busy day for Ace Hardware in Cambridge.

"The biggest things are D batteries, double A batteries, flashlights, cases of water, tape," said Ace Hardware General Manager Shaun Bounds. "We will have sump pumps for afterwards. Obviously, around here it doesn't take much water to build up fast."

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