We are right in the middle of a three day summertime nor'easter. Winds are gusting to 50mph. There are boats starting to break free from their moorings and drifting up on the beach or sinking. Here is a video clip I shot today from down at Sayle's Seafood.
During the gale today, there were two draggers anchored side by side up in the lee of First Bend. They were the Drifter and the Underwing. I don't ever remember seeing draggers laying to on anchor up in there before. I don't understand why those two draggers were allowed to anchor on the bay scallop bed up there in First Bend. I thought the Marine Department recently enacted laws against that type of practice. Why weren't they ordered to leave? Anyone? An old local salt just e-mailed me with the answer. He said that the boats are allowed to anchor up in First Bend during a storm. Mystery solved!
June 23. Very little damage observed around the waterfront today. One big sportfisher sunk on her mooring off Shimmo and what looks like a 23' Seacraft sunk off Monomoy-