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Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer Is Here!

Seems as though Summer arrived today. There was a lot of boating activity around the harbor today.
My brother and his wife and little girls went out for the first time today in their boat.

The sea scalloper, Triunfo came in late this afternoon. She most likely had a trip of scallops to offload to Sayle's Seafood.

Work out at Sankaty is progressing on the man-made bluff. It is three tiers high now. What a mess it'll be out there when the next storm washes the whole project out to sea.

There is a request from the Town to keep your dogs off the beaches. I do not own a dog anymore but I do pet sit for people who own dogs. I will not adhere to this foolish request to keep your dog off the beach. And I ask whoever is reading this and owns a dog to ignore the request and bring your dog to the beach. On my waterfront rounds today, I noticed several dogs on the beaches. The dogs and their owners were all having fun. Here's a picture of a dog playing a game of fetch on Children's Beach this afternoon-

And here is a dog playing fetch at Brant Point today-

Once again, I encourage everyone to bring your dogs to the beach and simply ignore the request of the Town not to bring your dog to the beach.

Speaking of beaches, I included a button to click onto on the top left of the page and here- It's the Clean Team. Tomorrow they are going to be cleaning Jetties Beach at 8 am.
Make sure to bring your dog.

Click on the picture of Brant Point Light below-
Nantucket Waterfront News

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Turmoil Departs/Toscana's New Tug Arrives

The Turmoil departed Straight Wharf early this morning. I asked one of the crew members what her next ports of call are. He told me today they are going over to Martha's Vineyard and from there, Newport, RI. Figawi is this weekend. I'm not a fan of rag boats so I really have no interest in the race. I will go down to the docks and see what kind of motorboats come here along with the sailboats.

Click HERE for info on the Turmoil


During the overnight, Toscana's new tug and barge arrived at Steamboat Wharf with a load of gravel. The tug is named Bucky.

Here's a 26' General Marine boat owned by a local guy. He bass fishes most every early morning at Brant Point and First Point. I was once thinking of getting a General Marine. Seems like the perfect boat for the waters around Nantucket. I went up to their factory where they make them in Biddeford, Maine a long time ago.

Look for a new homepage picture featured every week or so. For the first picture, I chose the Ruthie B. I took that picture last winter during one of the rare times that it snowed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dawn At The Waterfront

Nice morning to be down at the waterfront. Not a soul around except for a few gulls and egrets.

A HUGE private yacht came here last evening. I don't think I have ever seen a private ship that tall in here before. Her name is Turmoil and she's homeported in the Cayman Islands.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Early Morning At The Waterfront

It was a beautiful morning down at the waterfront today. I took some pictures while I was there.
Click on any picture to enlarge.

Monday, May 21, 2007


At some point during the overnight, the sailboat, Westward out of Rockland, ME arrived and dropped anchor just off Straight Wharf. I have never heard of her or seen her here before. Anyone know anything about her? Here's another shot-

Click here for info on the Westward

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Brant Point/New Boat

Brant Point as seen this afternoon under threatening clouds.

M/V Brant Point about to round Brant Point lighthouse. Not sure if she is running over to Hyannis or the Vineyard.

I finally took delivery of my brand new scallop boat. I'm really pleased with her so far. I figured it'll take 75 sheets of plywood to build the culling board. Think she'll be able to get into the south end of the Horseshed at dead low tide??