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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Scenes From Today

Very busy out on the water today. A lot of boating activity and things to see.

The Nantucket Lightship was docked at the east face of the Steamship Authority dock today. Not sure if she's still there.

I spotted the big catboat, Gannet, in her usual spot up at East Polpis today while I was making the rounds.

Hither Crick as seen from Millie's Bridge early this morning.

Plenty of striped bass to be had at the rock pile today. I caught this one at noon. Most people don't ever stop here and fish for bass.


As an aside, I noticed the Boat Basin had very few boats in it today as I motored my old girl through it. I have never seen it so empty before at this time of the year.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

New Charter Boat/Lightship/Other Stuff

There's a new charter boat in the fleet. Her name is Fishy Advice and she belongs to Captain Kenny Wiggins. She's a 24 Privateer powered by two Yamaha 115 horsepower outboard motors. Good luck with your new venture, Ken!

The Nantucket Lightship arrived here recently and dropped anchor just north of the bar.

The fireworks barge anchored off Jetties Beach.

There were several people clamming in the Horseshed this morning. I watched one guy try to exit via the south end and ran hard aground. Most boaters don't know that the only way you can leave the Horseshed at dead low tide is to go way up to the north end and pick your way out.

Ya think these lines ever get wet??

Happy Fourth Everyone.

My brother's 23 Mako is no longer offered for sale.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Egg On My Face

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you know that I followed the construction of the new Children's Beach boat ramp from day one until the day it was completed. It's all in the archives. I said it was too shallow and that I would never be able to launch my boat there. Well I was completely wrong. I used the new ramp twice now launching my 23' Sea Ox with absolutely no problem. I barely had to get the back tires of my pick-up truck wet in the process. I think that part of my success is the fact that I bought a brand new roller type trailer before I used the ramp.

I still see people having problems with the new ramp but the majority of boaters are not.

I will be eating crow for dinner tonite.