High tide

In Telemachus the "boatman" who is looking out over the water where a man drowned nine days earlier comments that the body "will be swept up that way when the tide comes in about one"β€”an expectation repeated in Lotus Eaters when M'Coy begs off of attending Paddy Dignam's 11:00-12:00 funeral because "There's a drowning case at Sandycove may turn up and then the coroner and myself would have to go down if the body is found." Joyce had consulted his tide tables: on June 16 the high tide occurred at 12:42 PM. The slow rolling in of the tide also figures in Proteus and Nausicaa. 

JH 2017

View across Sandymount Strand to the Poolbeg Generating Station, next to the now-decommissioned Pigeon House generating station of Joyce's day. Source: lostchildreninthewilderness.wordpress.com.