Centuries-old fishing shacks are being washed away in America
A historic wave destroyed century-old fishing houses in Maine, USA last Saturday (13). The log cabins, owned by the city of South Portland, were renovated and considered a tourist attraction. They also served as backdrops for photo shoots of families, couples and graduates.
According to the US National Weather Service, the tide reached 4.4 meters in the city last Saturday, a historic record. Since the measurement service started in 1912, the highest rise was recorded in 1978 – 4.3 meters.
Bad weather also flooded houses along the city's banks. A few days ago, a lighthouse was damaged in another storm.
Now, the South Portland Historical Society has announced on social media that it is collecting donations to build new rooms at the site. Speaking to the USA Today website, Kathryn DeFilippo, the company's director, said the video showing the cabins being taken was “heartbreaking” and that when she saw the images, “it was like the story disappeared before her eyes.”
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