I've mentioned in the past that during the winter we get storms marching through one after the other with winds that typically gust up into the 50s but have gone as high as 84 mph as measured at the weather station on top of the ice house in our marina. As I write this Im sitting on the boat as it rocks and rolls in the slip with the winds gusting up to about 25 mph.
The other week one of these storms came through and the photos show what they can do. The freighter is 600+ feet long. The pressure from the SE wind pulled the bollards out of the pier and pulled part of the concrete pier apart. The section of our marina that our boat is in is just above the stern of the freighter in the first shot. In other words, we all get the same winds.