On the way in from scalloping today I spotted the Coast Guard buoy tender, Ida Lewis working out in the sound. I went out and got a closer look. The crew had just hauled the "NB" buoy out of the water and were working on it on the deck. The "NB" buoy is the first buoy you come to as you enter the main channel. It is sometimes referred to as the fairway buoy. Here's a close up shot of the buoys on deck. Notice how large they are when they are out of the water.
And here's a shot of the Ida Lewis stern-
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