DEEP: CT Tides and Currents

Tides and Currents

The mariner should be familiar with the effects of the tides and currents in Long Island Sound.  This body of water rises and falls every 12 hours, and vast amounts of water move through places like Race Point on the western tip of Fisher's Island, Plum Gut on Long Island and Hells Gate in New York on the western end of the Sound.

Strong winds accompanying a tide in the same general direction would tend to increase the tidal effect.  Conversely, a tide flowing against a strong wind would be diminished in effect. It should be noted, though, that a strong wind contrary to a tide can create a hazardous condition with steep and confused waves.

Approximate Tidal Differences
(Based on Old Saybrook)

at Stonington less 1 hour, 43 minutes
at Noank less 1 hour, 33 minutes
at Norwich less 1 hour, 25 minutes
at  New London less 1 hour, 11 minutes
at Millstone Pt. less 1 hour, 2 minutes
at Old Saybrook Jetty see tide tables
at Duck Island plus 7 minutes
at Madison plus 12 minutes
at Falkner Island plus 19 minutes
At Branford Harbor plus 24 minutes
at New Haven Harbor plus 25 minutes
at Milford Harbor plus 26 minutes
at Bridgeport plus 33 minutes
at Cos Cob Harbor plus 38 minutes
at South Norwalk plus 45 minutes
Connecticut River
at Essex plus 28 minutes
at East Haddam plus 1 hour, 31 minutes
at Portland plus 2 hours, 40 minutes
at Hartford plus 4 hours, 19 minutes
New London and Fisher's Island Sound tides occur before Old Saybrook.  Bridgeport and Greenwich tides occur after Old Saybrook.

2014 Tide Table - Old Saybrook

HIGH TIDE Predictions between 6 am and 7 pm - adjusted for Daylight Savings Time

  {full moon} = Full moon    {new moon}   = New moon

  January February March April May June
1 {new moon} 10:07a 11:34a {new moon} 10:27a 12:43p 1:06p 2:09p
2 10:59a 12:24p 11:16a 1:29p 1:51p 2:54p
3 11:50a 1:16p 12:04p 2:17p 2:38p 3:42p
4 12:43p 2:10p 12:53p 3:07p 3:28p 4:32p
5 1:38p 3:06p 1:43p 4:01p 4:21p 5:23p
6 2:35p
2:36p 4:59p 5:16p 6:14p
7 3:36p 5:10p 3:34p 5:59p 6:10p 6:27a
8 4:39p 6:12p 4:36p 6:14a 6:21a 7:22a
9 5:42p 6:38a 6:02a 7:10a 7:15a 8:14a
10 6:16a 7:29a 7:00a 8:01a 8:06a 9:05a
11 7:09a 8:15a 7:54a 8:48a 8:53a 9:55a
12 7:57a 8:56a 8:42a 9:31a 9:38a 10:44a
13 8:41a 9:34a 9:25a 10:12a 10:22a {full moon} 11:35a
14 9:21a {full moon} 10:10a 10:05a 10:51a {full moon} 11:07a 12:26p
15 {full moon} 9:58a 10:45a 10:43a {full moon} 11:31a 11:53a 1:19p
16 10:34a 11:20a {full moon} 11:19a 12:13p 12:41p 2:14p
17 11:09a 11:56a 11:56a 12:57p 1:33p 3:12p
18 11:45a 12:35p 12:34p 1:46p 2:28p 4:11p
19 12:21p 1:18p 1:14p 2:39p 3:28p 5:12p
20 1:01p 2:07p 1:59p 3:39p 4:30p 6:13p
21 1:44p 3:04p 2:50p 4:43p 5:33p 6:35a
22 2:34p 4:08p 3:48p 5:48p 6:34p 7:36a
23 3:30p 5:16p 4:53p 6:10a 6:56a 8:34a
24 4:32p 6:22p 6:01p 7:15a 7:57a 9:27a
25 5:36p 6:50a 6:28a 8:15a 8:53a 10:15a
26 6:11a 7:49a 7:33a 9:11a 9:45a 10:59a
27 7:09a 8:44a 8:33a 10:03a 10:33a {new moon} 11:40a
28 8:06a 9:37a 9:28a 10:51a {new moon} 11:19a 12:20p
29 9:00a 10:20a {new moon} 11:37a 12:02p 12:58p
30 {new moon} 9:52a {new moon} 11:09a 12:22p 12:44p 1:37p
31 10:43a 11:56a 1:26p
  July August Sept. October Nov. Dec.
1 2:18p 3:05p 4:11p 4:47p 6:17a 6:00a
2 3:01p 3:53p 5:12p 5:53p 6:18a 6:57a
3 3:47p 4:46p 6:15p 6:34a 7:15a 7:50a
4 4:36p 5:43p 6:50a 7:36a 8:07a 8:40a
5 5:28p 6:08a 7:53a 8:33a 8:57a 9:26a
6 6:21p 7:11a 8:50a 9:26a {full moon} 9:44a {full moon} 10:10a
7 6:41a 8:12a 9:44a 10:16a 10:30a 10:52a
8 7:39a 9:09a {full moon} 10:36a {full moon} 11:05a 11:14a 11:33a
9 8:36a 10:04a 11:26a 11:52a 11:59a 12:14p
10 9:30a {full moon} 10:56a 12:15p 12:39p 12:44p 12:55p
11 10:24a 11:48a 1:05p 1:27p 1:30p 1:39p
12 {full moon} 11:16a 12:39p 1:56p 2:16p 2:20p 2:27p
13 12:08p 1:31p 2:48p 3:07p 3:13p 3:18p
14 1:01p 2:24p 3:44p 4:02p 4:09p 4:13p
15 1:55p 3:20p 4:22p 5:00p 5:06p 5:10p
16 2:50p 4:18p 5:43p 5:59p 6:00p 6:06p
17 3:48p 5:17p 6:21a 6:41a 6:35a 6:37a
18 4:47p 6:18p 7:19a 7:32a 7:19a 7:24a
19 5:47p 6:50a 8:11a 8:18a 8:01a 8:09a
20 6:12a 7:49a 8:56a 8:59a 8:41a 8:54a
21 7:14a 8:41a 9:36a 9:38a 9:21a {new moon} 9:39a
22 8:13a 9:28a 10:13a 10:14a {new moon} 10:01a 10:25a
23 9:06a 10:09a 10:48a {new moon} 10:51a 10:44a 11:13a
24 9:53a 10:46a {new moon} 11:22a 11:27a 11:29a 12:02p
25 10:36a {new moon} 11:21a 11:57a 12:06p 12:17p 12:55p
26 {new moon} 11:15a 11:56a 12:33p 12:48p 1:10p 1:51p
27 11:52a 12:30p 1:13p 1:35p 2:07p 2:50p
28 12:28p 1:06p 1:57p 2:26p 3:09p 3:54p
29 1:04p 1:45p 2:47p 3:24p 4:14p 4:59p
30 1:42p 2:27p 3:44p 4:27p 5:20p 6:05p
31 2:21p 3:16p   5:34p   6:38a
Content Last Updated on January 16, 2014