It is VERY quiet around the waterfront now. Much quieter than last year at this time. The Boat Basin is almost empty as well as the mooring field. I'm thinking that people are finally starting to realize that it's just too expensive to come here anymore. I hate to think what next season will look like. If establishments don't start lowering their prices, people are not going to come here in the future.
In any event, there is still a little activity around the docks. I witnessed a beautiful old boat motor into the harbor last week. Her name is Coastal Queen. Captain Tobey Leske e-mailed me with a bit of info on the old girl. She was built in 1928 and operated as an "Oyster Catcher" on the Chesapeake. Basically a buy-boat for the Skipjacks that dredged for oysters. Converted to a yacht in 1959. Thanks for the info, Tobey.
Here is a series of shots I took of the Coastal Queen. Notice her plumb bow in the first picture-
You can click on any picture to enlarge for a better look.
The conch guys are back up-and-running again after taking the month of August off. Here is Matt Herr and his mate, Joe Dooley loading pots onto Matt's boat, the Jean Marie at Children's Beach-
Here is Steve Walker and mate sailing in the main channel. Is that an Ottison boat? Sure looks like one to me-
And finally, Here is the 26' General Marine, Robin B coming back into the harbor with Scott Bowman at the helm-