In the last issue of Connecting Albert County, I explained what causes tides. This time, I will explain what causes the tides in the Bay of Fundy to be among the highest in the world.
It all starts out in the Gulf of Maine where the tide from the Atlantic Ocean comes around Nova Scotia counter-clockwise and enters the mouth of the bay twice a day. The distance the water must travel to get to the Hopewell Rocks is about 290 km (180 miles). Out at the mouth of the bay, the bay is about 100 km (62 miles) wide and 213 m (700 ft.) deep.