The winds Thursday created waves cresting up to five feet along the southern shores of Lake Ontario and last year at this time would have spelled disaster for those along the lake. This year has been much different.
Captain Jack’s Good Time Tavern had to shut their doors for a period of time because of the restaurant flooding. “It just sort of hit us out of nowhere,” said bar tender Tim Jenkins. He worked there during the 2017 record lake flooding.
He frequently gets customers asking about the flooding. “They want to see, ‘Where was the water?’ Because they heard about it, and so, we’ll show them!” Said Jenkins.
” we just come here when we don’t want to make our own dinner,” said Otto Meijer, who put his boat in three months late in 2017. They now are making up for lost time.
“We went to help them out, and we went to have dinner here,” said Meijer.
No flooding means excitement for those in the Sodus Bay area, with memories of last year on the back burner. “You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing sandbags, but this year there’s no sandbags, there’s no water, it’s nice,” said Jenkins.