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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Great Harbor Yacht Club & Old North Wharf Construction

Work is progressing nicely on the new Great Harbor Yacht Club and the rebuilding of the end of Old North Wharf. Here are some recent pictures of both projects starting with the Great Harbor Yacht Club-

Friday, November 7, 2008

Draggers Taking Out

There were several western rigged draggers at the end of Straight Wharf yesterday. Three were taking out. A local fish buyer was unloading their catch of cod, yellowtail and lobsters.

Draggers all lined up at Straight Wharf-

Northern Crusader-

This old girl is in VERY VERY VERY rough shape. It's a wonder she's still floating. I've never seen a boat in such disrepair-

Taking out-

A tote full of scrod-

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nub War Update 4

Here's the latest on the nub war. There was an emergency meeting last night with the scallopers, SHAB, the selectmen, the Marine Department and the State Biologist. A proposal will be brought to the Division Of Marine Fisheries tomorrow. The proposal will ask that the scallopers could take a scallop no less than two and a half inches from the hinge to the top of the shell. The scallop must have a raised annual growth ring as well. Any scallops that do not meet those criterias must be returned. This is good news for the fishermen. We will learn our fate sometime tomorrow.

Monday, November 3, 2008

First Day Of Commercial Scalloping

Beautiful morning out on the water today for the start of the commercial scallop season. There are tons of scallops with a small raised annual growth ring to be had. We are not allowed to keep them this year. Here are a few scenes I took early this morning-

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Eve Of Commercial Scalloping

Well, everyone is just about ready for the big day of the start of commercial scalloping tomorrow. The nub issue was the talk of the waterfront today. We will learn our fate on that issue after the SHAB meeting on Tuesday, November fourth. I was down at the docks today and grabbed a few pictures.

Scallop boats all lined up and ready to go on Straight Wharf-

Kirby Jones in for the season-

Marina Finch and her new (to her) 23' Sea Ox. Marina used to run a little Grady White. Her new Sea Ox is a huge step up for her-

Bob Rank in his Aquasport-

Jake running his and Freddy Holdgate's Pogo boat-

Jake and Freddy hauling out after a sea trial-

Putting in at Children's Beach-

Smitty patching dredges-