North End Waterfront Sees Flooding and Rising Sea Levels During Hurricane Sandy [Photos]

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During Monday’s high tide, the North End waterfront saw the impact of Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge and rising sea levels with extensive flooding in some areas. Long Wharf and the Harborwalk behind Langone Park seemed to take the worst of it with Boston Harbor waves crashing over the sea walls. At this point, long-term damage appears minimal. Most, but not all, businesses are closed or on skeleton staffs. Many residents have wandered outside during between rain bursts. Photos by Matt Conti and Brendan O’Brien.

Also, check out some video of the storm surge here.

Never a bad time to play some music – At Long Wharf during Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

High tide during hurricane Sandy at Sargent’s Wharf (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Chart House at Long Wharf flooded during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Long Wharf during Hurricane Sandy being flooded over (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

North End Harborwalk during Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Prepared for hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Flooded Long Wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Long Wharf at high tide (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Might be time to move the car as the water moves in (Photo by Matt Conti)

Coming out to Long Wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Long Wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Chart House parking lot during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

BRA at Christopher Columbus Park during hurricane Sandy (Photos by Matt Conti)

 

Christopher Columbus Park during hurricane Sandy (Photos by Matt Conti)

 

Joe’s and Commercial Wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

Sail Loft closed for Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Boston Harbor at North End waterfront during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Crashing waves at Sargent’s wharf during hurricane Sandy Walking at Sargents wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Wave action at Harborwalk during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Walking at Sargent’s wharf during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Rising sea levels on Boston Harbor during hurricane Sandy (Photo by Matt Conti)

 

Boats safely riding out the storm – Charles River Locks at high tide during Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

 

Boston Harbor behind 585 Commercial Street during Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

 

Harborwalk flooding – Hurricane Sandy behind Langone Park (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

 

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Stew M. says:

Who is the guy playing that guitar? I saw him on my walk to work in government center.

Janet Gilardi says:

Fabulous Photos Matt~~~as usual !!

mag says:

I grew up in the North End but haven’t lived their for many years. I look at it through your eyes. Thank you for the pictures.

Karen Cord Taylor says:

These are the best pictures I’ve seen of the flooding. Much better than the television crew’s versions. What a strange day.

Marge says:

Dear Matt,

You are the greatest. Superb, incredible photos. Just wonderful. Thanks so much and thanks to your staff. They should be on all the networks. Thanks a million. Marge

Maureen Imbergmao says:

You do a great job, Matt. Great photos of the storm.

G’mornin’ on the day-after-Sandy, Matt.
Thank you for these wonderful photos. Very brave of you to go out in the storm. It was a wicked awesome weather event and you captured it well. ;-)
Meredith

MarkB says:

I second that. Amazing photographer, camera, and ability to be in the right place at the right time.
Please ignore the lame/bad ones I just sent you :-)
-M

Matt Conti says:

Actually Mark, you saved me getting wet again to get the photo of the tree on Hanover St … Thanks! –Matt

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Monica Collins says:

Matt, your pictures are amazing of Sandy’s impact on the Waterfront. Thank you so much for your vigilant reporting.

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