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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Riding Out The Storm

Only two boats were here during the storm today. The western rigged dragger, Humbak and the western rigged sea scalloper, Elizabeth & Jasmine. I have never seen the Elizabeth & Jasmine in here before. She looks like a southern boat which has been converted to fish up north. I'm starting to notice more and more of these boats having a second wheelhouse. Notice the wheelhouse in this picture that overlooks the work deck-

I'm almost positive that this second wheelhouse is where the captain, the mate or a deck hand runs the winches from. It must be nice to do all this in a climate controlled enclosure. Most other boats you run the winches out in the open elements on the main deck.

Here is a picture of her bow. Does anyone know what the W stands for?

Hardly any work was done on the projects going on around the waterfront due to the storm today. The Robert B. Our Company worked for a couple of hours in the morning but then took the rest of the day off from their Children's Beach boat ramp work. The AGM guys never showed up today at their White Elephant dock project. That is very rare for those guys. I've known them to work in any kind of weather. I guess the wind and rain was too much for everyone.

Most of the ice has melted in the harbor.

No bay scallopers went out today. Ice was blocking the entrance to the Boat Basin all day.

The Brant point Coast Guard moved it's fleet of rescue vessels into the Boat Basin from Brant Point.
They do that every time the wind is strong out of the ESE. Their dock at Brant Point is not very protected when the wind is out of that direction.

The F/V Ruthie B looks to be laid up at the Town Pier for the Winter. She hasn't made a trip in over a month now.

Today's High & Low Temps.
High 45.5
Low 20.5

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