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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!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Sailboat & Dragger

I noticed the above big sailboat anchored in the sound just NE of the fairway (NB) buoy early this morning. Does anyone know who she is? She looks familiar to me.

This interesting little dragger was steaming in late today. I have never seen her here before.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I shot the above video as the salvage crew was cutting up the Enterprise back in 2005. Here are a few more pictures I took during her final days-

Monday, June 4, 2007

Storm/Boat Sunk

Interesting morning down at Children's Beach today. I witnessed a boat roll over and sink while I was there. The owner was contacted and rushed down to save the boat but it was too late. As soon as he arrived, she rolled and sank. Within 15 min. of the sinking, about 10 guys showed up to help roll her back over, de-water her and get her on a trailer. As that was taking place, this 22 Mako was going down-

Amazingly, she never sank. I went back at noontime and she was still there full of water.

I spotted this yacht on Sanford's dock today. Wonder if it's his?

Tommy Dunham's dragger, 3+1 is back ready for a summer of fishing for squid and fluke in the sound.

Von's boat, Whitney M is ready to be splashed as soon as he finishes painting her bottom.

Postscript: Coast Guard rescue off Nantucket.


Sunday, June 3, 2007

Black Smoke From The Iyanough

Blog reader, Tom asked why there was so much black smoke coming from the engines of the new SSA ferry, Iyanough. I found some information that may explain the problem. I will try to grab a picture of the Iyanough soon.

Click here for the info

Here's a video I shot of the sea clammer, Enterprise the day she grounded at Sankaty-