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Climate Change at The Gables – Rising Sea Levels

Photo of a portion of the sea wall at The Gables that needs to be repointed (repaired) after damage in January 2022.
A portion of the sea wall at that needs to be repointed (repaired) after damage in January 2022.

Due to our vulnerable location on Salem Harbor, rising sea levels and climate change challenges have always been of great concern to The Gables. The Massachusetts Coast Flood Risk Model shows that The Gables is at ground zero for experiencing tidal flooding. Our sea wall is being undermined and requires more maintenance than ever before to protect our historic site.

Natashia Manyak of Salem State University’s geography department has created models of all structures that would be impacted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rising sea level predictions. In all three models, The House of the Seven Gables will be impacted. View her models here.

If you would like to support The Gables’ efforts to combat climate change, consider joining us for our Sips by the Sea annual fundraising party on September 10, 2022.

Date: September 1, 2022

Author: Holly Watson


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