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Friday, February 26, 2016

Two Sea Scallopers Patience And Endurance


While on my daily lurk of the waterfront I spied two sea scallopers laying at the end of Straight Wharf. So of course I had to wander down and have a look see. One was a big steel eastern rig. Her name was Patience. I have never heard of her before. I learned from Robert McDonald that she is an O'Hara boat. O'Hara Co. owns several commercial fishing boats. O'Hara also runs a big cube ice company out of Rockland, ME. Patience was a well run boat. Everything on her deck was neat and in it's place. These guys run a tight ship. The other scalloper was the Endurance. I have never seen here in Nantucket before either. She's a big western rig out of New Beige. I'd have to guess she's all of 100 feet if not more. She had two dredges on her deck. The Patience only had one. The Endurance also had a deck which was in order. These guys don't mess around. Everything was in good repair and well maintained. Typical highline boats.
















Monday, November 2, 2015

Commercial Scalloping Season 2015

The commercial scallop season started today. It looks very very grim at best. There is no eel grass and very few scallops. The harbor bottom is dead. I grabbed a few shots of the fleet this morning while I was out scalloping.















Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day 2015

Summer is over finally! I've been wishing for this day since Memorial Day. We can finally have our island back to enjoy although the best time to live on Nantucket is January and February.

Here are some shots I grabbed while I was lurking around the waterfront recently.
























Friday, August 7, 2015

New Boat At The Waterfront

There's a new boat in town. Her name is Oyster Cracka's. She's owned by Jaime Marks. She is currently being used as an offshore lobster boat. Andy Roberts used to run her as a conch boat. Jaime bought her from Andy and spent three years renovating her. She is moored in the Easy Street Basin.