Nothing much happening around the waterfront lately so I thought I'd go through some of my old photo books and share some pictures I took almost 30 years ago.
I took these pictures back in April of 1978. All I had back then was black and white film! The boat was named "Amerilda" and it was when she beached in front of the old Shipyard. Is that Mike Todds old barge in the pictures? Mike's barge broke free during a big storm and ended up on the beach at Second Point where it stayed for a few years.
Here's another black and white photo from 1978. It's the old wooden dragger, Ruth Francis that Bill Blount owned before the Ruthie B. Sorry for the out of focus. Hopefully you'll "get the picture."
This is the big steel eastern rigged sea scalloper, Zebu tied up at Straight Wharf. Her sister, the Zibet has retired and is in the process of being cut up for scrap in Fairhaven.
Here's the scalloper, Sankaty which was owned by a Nantucket company named DEECO. They also owned the eastern rigged, Nobadeer.
The big old scalloper, Blue Sea tied up at the old Steamboat Wharf. February, 1978-
This is the wooden eastern rigged scalloper, Ellen Marie tied to the east face of Straight Wharf-
And finally, this is a shot of the old Steamboat Wharf with several old fishing boats tied up to it. Notice the Ruthie B there as well-
Hope you enjoyed the blast from the past.