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Friday, October 12, 2007


I have never seen a fall season as nice as the one we are experiencing now. Every day is warm and sunny. Feels like mid-July rather than mid-October.

These guys came over from the Cape last weekend and fished for stripers off of Quidnet and Sankaty. I'm thinking their boat is a Bruno and Stillman type boat. It was a little rough but the boat was taking the slop handed out to her quite well.

A big tug and barge came here early this week and tied up to Steamboat Wharf. For two days they were bringing the old standby generators from Bunker Road on trailers to the barge and lifting them with a crane onto the barge-

This big steel western-rigged sea scalloper was seen at the Town Pier recently. Her name is Foremost. Notice the captain's cutting house with the two chutes-

Monday, October 8, 2007

Old Waterfront/Old Boats

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.