The best place to see Maine’s reversing falls
Maine’s Cobscook Bay is best known for its tremendous tide. When it surges in, often as fast as 25 knots, it can cause other tides to reverse their flow, resulting in a unique natural phenomenon called reversing falls. The opposing currents create a churning whirlpool. Fish that are swept up in the foamy water are easy prey for the seals that wait patiently on the seaweed-laden rocks and the eagles that fly overhead. Last summer, I found Maine’s best example of a reversing falls at the end of Leighton Point Road in Pembroke.