Mystic Seaport preparing for big waves, high winds

MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH)– The biggest waves and strongest winds from Extra-tropical Cyclone Hermine are likely to be in the southeastern part of Connecticut.

As Hermine approaches at the Mystic Seaport they have been stepping up precautions over the last couple of days. They have doubled down on lines and added extra boat fenders as they anticipate the winds picking up.

While it has been a beautiful two days and a great start to the Labor Day weekend for the Seaport, they say they are ready for the high winds and potential storm surge as Hermine comes within striking range.

“We have one advantage here, we are up the Mystic River so we are actually pretty good shelter, so a storm surge and high winds are all we have to worry about. But we watch storms from the minute they are tropical depression off of Africa and track them,” said Dan McGadden, Mystic Seaport.

The seaport plans to be open Monday all day.

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