The Peaks Island ferry heads out on Tuesday morning across Portland Harbor as sea smoke rises around it. Sea smoke forms when very cold air moves over warmer water.
They’d stood in knee-deep ocean water for most of that December night. It was a miracle they’d survived.
Eddie Walsh of Portland’s Parks and Recreation Department clears the white stiff from City Hall Plaza on Wednesday. Walsh said laughingly that he was, “One of the city’s finest snow fighters.”
“I knew most of them,” said Carlson, who was also recently homeless. “I knew a lot of the people who passed away this year, unfortunately.”