Drift Study - August 5, 2004
Low water in Eastport was 9:13AM. Drifters were released between Cherry Island and Harbor De Lute on a flood tide. The drifters sat in a gyre that forms off Cherry Island at the beginning of the flood. While the majority of the drifters eventually followed the expected path into Cobscook Bay, Drifter 4 moved up into Western Passage and got caught in an eddy that forms off Kendall's Head. This eddy was also documented during a flood tide release on July 22, 2004.