The tide gauge is located on The Quay, Hugh Town, inside the ferry terminal store room.
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Tide gauge location
The equipment is housed in a heated cabinet within the ferry terminal store room, with the full-tide and mid-tide pressure points
being mounted on steelwork attached to the quay wall. The pressure points are located on the nose of the quay. All three pressure
lines are monitored by the POL data logger.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
1966 – Lea chart recorder float gauge installed
1989 – Gauge and building lost in a storm
1989 – Delay due to redevelopment of the quay which incorporated the new tide gauge
1994 – DATARING system installed with two full-tide and a mid-tide bubblers
2002 – POL data logger installed