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Friday, March 14, 2008

Marina: Nantucket's Only Woman Commercial Bay Scalloper

There are a few women who crew on bay scallop boats but Marina Finch is the only one who owns and operates her own scallop boat. Marina went with Neil Cocker as a culler on his boat for several years before she bought a little Grady White boat that Gibby Nickerson owned. She is now enjoying her second year as a commercial scalloper. This winter, Marina bought Karsten Reinemo's 23' Sea Ox boat which she will rig up and use next season.

Here are a couple pictures of Marina and her scallop boat-

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Aerial Shots

While I was scalloping on the Madaket flats yesterday, my buddy, George Riethof flew over at 500' in a Cessna 402 and grabbed a few shots of me.

In the second picture, you can see the cloud of silt the starboard dredge was stirring up as it was being towed along the bottom. Interesting perspective.