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.

2016 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 3:45p 4:59p 4:16p 6:37p 6:17a 7:42a
2 4:45p 5:59p 5:18p 6:57p 7:16a 8:36a
3 5:44p 6:26a 6:15p 7:50a 8:09a 9:27a
4 6:14a 7:14a 6:38a 8:39a 8:59a {new moon} 10:19a
5 7:02a 7:58a 7:25a 9:26a 9:49a 11:12a
8:10a 10:13a {new moon} 10:40a 12:06p
7 8:27a 9:21a 8:54a {new moon} 11:02a 11:31a 1:00p
8 9:07a {new moon} 10:03a {new moon} 9:39a 11:52a 12:25p 1:55p
9 {new moon} 9:46a 10:48a 10:25a 12:45p 1:20p 2:49p
10 10:27a 11:35a 11:14a 1:38p 2:16p 3:44p
11 11:10a 12:24p 12:04p 2:34p 3:13p 4:41p
12 11:55a 1:15p 12:56p 3:33p 4:13p 5:39p
13 12:43p 2:09p 2:51p 4:36p 5:15p 6:02a
14 1:33p 3:08p 3:50p 5:44p 6:17p 7:00a
15 2:28p 4:14p 4:56p 6:19p 6:45a 7:52a
16 3:28p 5:23p 6:06p 7:22a 7:40a 8:39a
17 4:34p 6:04a 6:45a 8:15a 8:28a 9:23a
18 5:40p 7:04a 7:48a 9:00a 9:11a 10:06a
19 6:19a 7:56a 8:40a 9:41a 9:53a 10:49a
20 7:16a 8:42a 9:25a 10:20a 10:34a {full moon} 11:31a
21 8:06a 9:25a 10:06a 11:00a {full moon} 11:16a 12:15p
22 8:45a {full moon} 10:07a 10:45a {full moon} 11:41a 11:58a 12:58p
23 {full moon} 9:40a 10:48a {full moon} 11:25a 12:22p 12:41p 1:41p
24 10:25a 11:29a 12:05p 1:05p 1:24p 2:25p
25 11:09a 12:12p 12:46p 1:47p 2:07p 3:12p
26 11:54a 12:54p 1:28p 2:31p 2:51p 4:04p
27 12:39p 1:38p 2:11p 3:16p 3:39p 5:00p
28 1:24p 2:25p 2:55p 4:06p 4:31p 6:00p
29 2:11p 3:17p 3:43p 5:02p 5:28p 6:19a
30 3:02p 4:38p 6:00p 6:25p 7:20a
31 3:58p 5:38p 6:44a
  July August Sept. October Nov. Dec.
1 8:17a 9:47a {new moon} 11:01a 11:18a 12:14p 11:30a
2 9:10a {new moon} 10:36a 11:45a 12:00p 12:56p 12:11p
3 10:02a 11:24a 12:29p 12:42p 1:39p 12:52p
4 {new moon} 10:54a 12:13p 1:14p 1:26p 2:23p 1:35p
5 11:46a 1:00p 2:00p 2:12p 3:10p 2:22p
6 12:38p 1:48p 2:47p 2:59p 3:02p 3:16p
7 1:29p 2:36p 3:38p 3:50p 3:59p 4:16p
8 2:20p 3:25p 4:32p 4:47p 4:59p 5:18p
9 3:11p 4:18p 5:31p 5:46p 5:54p 6:16p
10 4:04p 5:14p 6:04a 6:25a 6:28a 6:48a
11 4:59p 6:12p 7:01a 7:16a 7:14a 7:38a
12 5:55p 6:39a 7:51a 8:01a 7:59a 8:27a
13 6:19a 7:34a 8:35a 8:44a 8:45a {full moon} 9:17a
14 7:15a 8:23a 9:15a 9:25a {full moon} 9:34a 10:08a
15 8:06a 9:07a 9:56a 10:09a 10:24a 11:01a
16 8:53a 9:48a {full moon} 10:37a {full moon} 10:55a 11:18a 11:55a
17 9:37a 10:28a 11:22a 11:45a 12:14p 12:49p
18 10:19a {full moon} 11:10a 12:10p 12:38p 1:11p 1:43p
19 {full moon} 11:01a 11:53a 1:01p 1:33p 2:10p 2:39p
20 11:44a 12:39p 1:55p 2:32p 3:12p 3:39p
21 12:26p 1:28p 2:53p 3:34p 4:18p 4:40p
22 1:11p 2:19p 3:55p 4:41p 5:22p 5:41p
23 1:57p 3:15p 5:03p 5:50p 6:20p 6:10a
24 2:45p 4:15p 6:13p 6:23a 6:45a 7:00a
25 3:38p 5:21p 6:42a 7:23a 7:29a 7:44a
26 4:37p 6:28p 7:41a 8:12a 8:10a 8:26a
27 5:39p 6:54a 8:32a 8:55a 8:49a 9:07a
28 6:01a 7:53a 9:16a 9:34a 9:29a 9:47a
29 7:05a 8:45a 9:57a 10:13a {new moon} 10:09a {new moon} 10:27a
30 8:03a 9:33a {new moon} 10:37a {new moon} 10:52a 10:49a 11:07a
31 8:57a 10:17a   11:32a   11:46a
Content Last Updated on January 12, 2016