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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Video of Scallopers Waiting To Unload Their Catch

Here is a video the Cape Cod Times shot on Thursday. It was when we were not allowed to land at the dock or unload our limit of scallops until The Marine Department gave the go ahead. We spent almost five hours floating around the Boat Basin waiting for the news that it was okay to land and unload our scallops. Hint: Watch the video in high quality.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Back To Commercial Scalloping

We were finally allowed to get back out on the water yesterday and resume fishing. The State voted to allow the fishermen to legally harvest the nub scallop. Now it's back to business as usual for the fishermen after being off the water for a week and a half.

Here's the sunrise from yesterday-

As the sun was rising, there was a rainbow in the western sky. I have never seen the sun rising and a rainbow at the same time. Amazing-

And the scene from Hussey Shoal early this morning with everyone having a good time back scalloping and catching their full limits of scallops-

A tug came in recently to tow one of AGM's barges back to the mainland from Old North Wharf-

I spotted the Milestone recently at the Town Pier. She's an Ottison built boat. I have not seen her for a long long time. I remember Lowell Whitford used to fish her. Nice to see her back-

Marina Finch at George Andrew's scallop shanty on Old North Wharf-

Captain Bob Rank scalloping in the thick fog-

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jacked Up On Commercial Wharf

This old cottage on Commercial Wharf has recently been raised high in the air. Amazing job by the contractor!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Frogman Tim

A few days before the start of the commercial scallop season started, I took Tim Mooney out on my boat to have a look around. We found tons of nub scallops out there in the harbor-

I spotted these two KC-10 aircraft high above the harbor locked together in the middle of refueling-