A Bright New Day Dawns At Shoreline Earth...

Picture a beautiful morning at the beach, featuring brilliant sunshine, freshening breezes, and a rising tide.

It gets even better when you think about the fact that the fresh breezes and sunshine also provide us with wind generated electricity and solar power.

Then comes The Tide.

All The Tide does is pause, turn around, and go the other way for a while, before returning unutilized.

Why have we made so much progress in Solar and Wind, while The Tide is widely ignored?

The Tide is the most powerful engine on Earth, yet we benefit very little from this awesome power.

There are a number of reasons why, but the bottom line is, Tidal Power looks too complex for profitability.

Shoreline Earth is about to change that.

I've designed an amazingly simple Tidal Power generator.

Shoreline Earth Tidal Power Generator #1 will produce 5Mw, at an installed cost of less than $1 million/Mw.

#1 will sit on the bottom, consistently producing 5Mw, operating silently, out of sight, out of mind, powered by the slow, steady speed of the incoming and outgoing tide.

Accepted thinking says this low velocity, high density flow will not effectively drive a generator.

Damn the prevailing wisdom, slow speed ahead!

#1...Wildcatting The Tide...

RE Tidal Power…

Announcing Shoreline Earth Tidal Power Generator #1…

This “Plug And Play” unit will consistently deliver 5Mw for less than $1 million/Mw.

It has become obvious that none of the current Tidal projects will ever produce anything more than short term, one off jobs in the development sector.

No benefits to the energy consuming public will ever come to fruition.

The industry has become an incestuous exercise, in which a few companies pass designs, patents, and techniques back and forth, producing no beneficial results.

Tidal Power, as offered by Open Hydro, Atlantis, and a few others cannot possibly produce successfully in the competitive world of alternative energy.


Let’s look at the much touted Open Hydro.

Millions have been spent on models, prototypes, failed installations, and legal issues, yet there is absolutely nothing to show for it except short term jobs for welders, fabricators, and other marine contractors.

There are dockside stockpiles of failed components all over the Globe.

Millions have been made by designers and fabricators, yet nothing is being generated.

“Shhh, there’s still money to be made if we keep it among ourselves.”

It’s time to spill the beans on Tidal Power and give the public a look at what we are missing by ignoring this amazingly simple technology.

It is presented as enormously complex by those who would continue the rip us off with “Wizard Of Oz” hocus pocus.

I can lift the curtain!

Take a look.

“Catch And Release The Motion Of The Ocean”

The Ocean is an infinite source of clean energy.

The Tide is the most powerful engine on Earth.

Nothing is consumed, no toxic pollutants are released into the atmosphere, and it never stops.

A perpetual engine, with unfathomable energy, is right before our eyes, waiting to go to work forever.

Why haven’t we learned to utilize this awesome force?

There are efforts underway to develop the potential of The Tide, but they are a small afterthought in the Global Energy picture.

None of them will succeed beyond the curiosity stage, because each is unique to a single location.

Every effort relies on the belief that accelerated flow through inlets, estuaries, or other coastal choke points is necessary.

The cost benefits of mass production will never come into play as long as this narrowly focused outlook holds sway.

Shoreline Earth Tidal Power Generator #1 will change that.

5 Mw, ‘Plug And Play’ unit #1 can be installed anywhere the tide comes in and goes out over a smooth, naturally sloping bottom.

I am working on The North Shore of Boston, Mass., USA.

If you look at an online satellite image of Lynn, Mass., USA, you’ll see a curved stretch of shoreline featuring this exact situation.

Picture a line from the tip of Nahant to the tip of Marblehead.

The water is 60-80 feet deep with a hard scrubbed, gradually sloping bottom.

The Tide moves over the bottom at fractional MPH, but it is relentless, predictable, and carries the full torque of the Atlantic Ocean with it every minute of every day.

Torque, not speed of flow, generates power.

Slow, steady speed will produce more power than rapidly moving water.

Much like Tidal Power itself, #1 is simple and predictably reliable.

So simple, in fact, I hope and expect that by the time #1 is in production, throngs of competitors will appear with designs taking Tidal Power to the next level.

Once Tidal Power is properly understood, shows profit potential, and becomes part of the Global Energy discussion, it will develop at blinding speed.

We need a new energy source that is readily viable, long lasting, and develops at the speed of Free Enterprise, rather than that of endless University Studies and Government Bureaucracy.

#1 provides that source.

Learn how #1 will “Catch And Release The Motion Of The Ocean”.

This is going to be like first guy at the oil field with a drill in the ground very soon.

In an unprecedented move, Shoreline Earth claims the aforementioned stretch of bottom between Nahant and Marblehead.

Unless some misguided Government Official tries to stop me, thereby denying The Public access to this infinitely sustainable energy source, #1 will soon be producing clean power with zero negative impact.

Wildcatting The Tide

Welcome To Frontier USA

Steve Smyth
as relentless as The Tide and just as reliable

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I was born with an innate inability to stay within known boundaries.

In fact, I never even recognize them until it’s too late.

Tidal Power is boundless.

A source of readily available, boundless energy surrounds us.

Even I will never reach the edge.

This is my realm.


Tidal Power is Revolutionary. 

Tidal Power Is Forever. 

Let's put it to work. 

Shoreline Earth will take you through the Evolution of the Solution to The Tidal Power Revolution.


I stand in awe of Earth's Ocean.

Feel it!

Feel the energy of The Tide, the most powerful engine on Earth.

Nothing is consumed, no toxic pollutants are released into the atmosphere, and it never stops.

The Ocean is an infinite source of perpetual clean energy.

If anything ever happens to stop The Tide, we'll never know, making it Perpetual Motion in my book.

The Ocean's energy will never be depleted.

In fact, with the advent of Sea Level Rise, it's getting stronger.

A perpetual engine, with unfathomable energy, is right before our eyes, waiting to go to work forever, for FREE!

How awesome is that?

C'mon, Folks, we can do this.

Here's how to get things started in the right direction.


  Steve Smyth, as relentless as the tide, and just as reliable


Tidal Power Review...

Click above, then return to Shoreline Earth for an in depth look at why and how Tidal Power can become a major part of our energy needs.

Global Change Positives...

I’ve managed to come up with some positive aspects of change, amidst all the negative nonsense being peddled by every form of media.

Try this ‘For A Change’.

For starters, disaster is not tomorrow, or even next week.

We have advance knowledge.

That’s a Positive.

It is, however, reasonable for us to believe that change, caused by planetary warming, looms ahead for better or worse.

Is it our fault?

Of course it is.

We have fouled our own nest.

Dumb us! ( wrist slapping sound )

That said, we still have to move forward, it’s what we do.

The overall thrust of Humanity is still all about procreation and proliferation.

We’re good at it.

Since we started altering our environment with waste products from the fuel that keeps civilization humming, a period of time becoming known as The Anthropocene, our population has doubled.

That’s a roaring success.

Not a lot of forethought went into it.

Here we are.

If you can overlook your own situation, and see things this way, from the big picture viewpoint, we are friggin’ awesome at what we do.

We’re as good at being us as LeBron is at hoops, naturals, with extensive training and desire.

Our self-anointed ‘Superior Intellect’ gets us in a lot of trouble when applied without consideration for consequences, but we always get out of the trouble and turn whatever caused it into a positive.

Dealing with catastrophes and crises makes it better for the next generation.

Someone always sees a way to handle it, survive, and use what’s been learned to improve the future.

Another Positive, we are amazing, some of us always get through!

Sure there are casualties along the way, we're part of the Natural Course Of Events, players in The Carbon Cycle.

Survival in this game is blind luck.

Again, overlooking the effect on your own existence and experiencing what’s all around as happening to all of us, the future looks different, not so much impending doom, brighter in fact.

Get outside yourself
Add something Positive

Powered By The Moon...

Humans have always loved both the Moon and the Ocean.

With the advent of Tidal Power, we're gonna love 'em even more.

FREE, Lunar driven, perpetual energy covers most of this Planet, constantly lapping at the shoreline, waiting for us to figger out how to use it, before it inundates us and our way of life.

Sea Level Rise is The Ocean forcing us to pay attention to our coastal endeavors, and dropping a hint, saying, "Your over utilized natural resources are dwindling, while I get stronger by the day. Heads up, Folks!"

I love Earth’s Shoreline.

From the pristine majesty of Big Sur, to an oil soaked backwater, filled with rotting pilings and greasy derelicts, all the way down to the edges of a puddle, fascinating things are always happening wherever water meets land.

Among the most fascinating things happening at the shoreline is us.

Don’tcha think?

Let's start along The Waterfront in Lynn Mass USA, my hometown on The Ocean.

Welcome to Lynn Harbor, stay tuned, this is where the action starts.

Sea Level Rise...The Real Skinny...

Let's take a deeper look at Sea Level Rise.

There must be at least 10,000 people making a living by discussing and writing about Climate Change and Sea Level Rise.

9,900 of them never thought about either topic until a few years ago.

Reporting on The Climate Industry has only existed since the late part of 2007.

This is a brand new realm, but it's catching on, and developing at blinding speed.

Neither the situation nor the job of disseminating the relevant information has any precedent.

We have never been here before.

With all the aforementioned info already out there, why should you care what I have to say?

Here's one good reason.

The link below takes you to a Washington Post article, dated February 1, 2016, referencing the results of a just published scientific study showing the threat posed to US East Coast from Sea Level Rise.


Below is how I presented that info in August, 2014.

Excerpt ...below...click text link for the entire piece...

"Here's one thing you can bet on.

The US East Coast is one of the areas where Ocean warming leads inevitably to Sea Level Rise.

Look at this map of Atlantic Ocean currents.

You'll see that The Gulf Stream consists of warm water traveling North.

As The Ocean warms and expands, more warm water at the surface will travel North with The Gulf Stream."

Below is a link to another piece I wrote in November of 2014.


I was able to present this news well in advance of the Washington Post piece because I have been on this case for a long time, I came into it with a lifetime of relevant knowledge, and the internet has provided me access to the top people in the field when I have a question.

Shoreline Earth is my turf.

The effects of Sea Level Rise matter greatly to me.

I do not want The Ocean and its Shoreline to become our enemy.

My interest is to figure out what is really happening, what it means to us, and what we can do to prepare.

There is no stopping an expanding Ocean.

Preparation for the most likely scenario is our best bet.

What is that most likely scenario?

Forget six feet of water in Manhattan.

Nobody on Earth will live to see that.

However, we may well see two feet of The Atlantic Ocean covering low lying portions of NYC during extreme coastal events on a regular basis.

In other words, events like Hurricane Sandy become commonplace.

Early Insight ...

That's what I offer.

Make of it what you will!

Shoreline Earth is not reporting the news.

Shoreline Earth is the news.

For the latest updates...click below...links will return you here...


The Infinitely Sustainable Lynn Electric Ferry…

Tidal energy surrounds us.

Earth’s Ocean is the most powerful force on The Planet.

Yet, even in the face of steadily dwindling resources, we have not developed an economically feasible way to use this awesome natural power.

There are Tidal Generators installed around the world.

They work.

But, these pioneering projects have not shown enough promise to stimulate a Global effort.

The numbers do not crunch.

The cost of designing, installing, and operating Tidal Generators remains extremely high because each situation requires a specific plan.

There are no plug and play Tidal Generators on the market.


contact RE Tidal Generator


TISLEF will open doors and stimulate innovation in Tidal Energy while revolutionizing passenger ferry service everywhere on Earth.

Here’s how.

The City of Lynn Massachusetts USA has begun an experimental commuter ferry service to Boston as part of a crucial Waterfront Development project.

This two year test, funded by the State of Massachusetts in hope of boosting the local economy, will determine the success or failure of numerous other local projects.

The ferry is a key to the entire plan.

Ridership has been encouraging, but not enough to operate without continuing subsidies.

Unless there is  a sudden spike in public interest, the State funding will expire.

Lynn has a lot of eggs in this one basket.

The ferry is a large part of the overall Waterfront Development plan.

The ferry’s subsidized two year test run will end this fall.

Lynn will be left with a nice new ferry terminal but no ferry.

NOTE...as of this date...June 6 2016...the ferry is in limbo...June 7...declared dead by Gov. Baker...

Unless we come up with a solution.

TISLEF is that solution.

Let’s go back to the Tidal Energy idea.

Here’s my suggestion…

I mentioned earlier that we need a plug and play generator to get Tidal Generation rolling.

Siemens ( the energy company ) has recently developed a battery powered electric car ferry in Sweden.

They have shown that it can be done.

But, the recharging system is an enormous drain on the region’s electrical grid.

Tidal Power is the solution.

The Siemens ferry, Norled Ampere, is a large vessel, requiring batteries with hundreds of kWh to operate and recharge.

That brings the specialized installation factor into play.

Setting up a Tidal Generator capable of charging these batteries makes it cost prohibitive.

TISLEF is much smaller, designed as a 150 passenger ferry.

The 5 Mw Shoreline Earth Tidal Unit will can provide the necessary KWh to recharge a vessel of this size for short commuter runs, with plenty of power to spare.

The excess juice can be sold to National Grid for even bigger savings.

Lynn could lead the world in developing this concept.

The ferry can be refitted, electrically powered, recharged via Tidal Power, and in operation within a year or two.

This will make TISLEF economically practical, and open the way for an entire new industry based right here in Lynn.

There are dozens of local ferries that can be adapted, and there are thousands more around the Globe.

All would be more efficient, environmentally friendly, and profits would increase across the board.

Sounds like a dream scenario waiting to happen, don’tcha think…?

All that’s needed is local support to get this rolling.

The idea is so beneficial to so many that a simple statement saying Lynn is working to make this happen will result in a torrent of Global interest.

That’s what we need the most.

Positive press.

The world will come to us.

Announce it and they will come!