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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Little Vigilant

I spotted an interesting sailboat tied to the east face of Straight Wharf this afternoon. She looks to be constructed of steel. Her name is Little Vigilant and she's homeported in South Dartmouth, MA. It is worth the walk down there to have a look at her. Here's another shot-

The fluke boats are starting to show up here. A few of them are on moorings in the general anchorage. You can also see them tied up at the end of the Town Pier. Here's one on a mooring-

Click Here for a list of fishing regulations and quotas which includes fluke

Here is Chuck Butler and his boat, Merlin, coming in after setting a load of gear today. Chuck is an offshore lobsterman. He once dived on the sunken ocean liner, Andrea Doria.

The Town recently installed this measuring device at the end of the new Children's Beach boat ramp. Are those solid brass numbers???

And finally, here are a couple of pugs waiting to go for a boat ride today. Never a dull moment around the waterfront.

This weeks picture of the week was shot in February of 2005. I am cutting a path through the thick harbor ice with my scallop boat for Michael (Mac) McInerney after a morning of bay scalloping. It took us quite a long time to break through that ice!


Anonymous said...

That's a very interesting motor sailor "Little Vigilant." I like those grommits around the holes for the bow and stern lines. She's been kept out of the water and under cover since 1962!!! Barb
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Anonymous said...

Those numbers look like your basic brass numbers purchased at the Marine Home Empty your Wallet Center, made in China. They get pitted after 3-4 years hanging on a house...I'll bet those are all corroded by the end of the summer.

Martie said...

I'll bet those brass numbers are stolen in two weeks and end up on some poor Nantucketers house.

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