Thursday, January 11, 2007
At some point during the night last night, a big western rigged stern trawler came in and tied up at Straight Wharf. I went down and had a look at her this morning. Her name is Regulus. Her homeport is Stonington, CT. This is one impressive ship! I figure she's around 90 feet. Don't let the net reel in her stern fool you. She's currently being used for sea scalloping. The owners of the boat run a tight ship. Nothing on her deck was out of order. Everything was neatly in it's place. These are all signs of a highliner. Here's a picture of her two 14' wide dredges-
And here's another shot of her-
I went down late this afternoon to have another look but she was long gone. If you look closely at the first picture, You will see a crown and a star on her bow. The name Regulus is Latin for little king. It is also the name of the brightest star in the constellation Leo. Just above the waterline there is some sort of insignia I have never seen on a boat before. Does anyone know what that stands for? If you do, please leave a comment in the comment section.
The Trunfo went back out sea scalloping late this morning. The Ruthie B is still here. They were doing gear work on her today.
Nobody was able to go bay scalloping today. The temperature never made it to 28 degrees before 10 am. The law is if the temp doesn't make it to 28 degrees by 10 am, nobody is allowed to go out and scallop. Salt water freezes at 28 degrees. The theory is if you bring up scallops from the water into the 28 degree air, the seed scallops would freeze and die. I think most of the guys welcomed the day off from their daily grind. Tomorrow they'll be right back at it as the temp is forecasted to be in the fifties.
A tug and barge loaded with gravel for Glowacki arrived last night and tied up at Steamboat Wharf.
And finally, check out the new weather forecast links I added in the sidebar. ------>
Posted by Martie at 6:18 PM