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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coatue Cactus

I am willing to bet that folks reading this blog do not know that Nantucket has cactus growing on it.
I discovered cactus growing on Coatue about 35 years ago. I often go over to Coatue in my boat and find the cactus. It is rather difficult to locate. This summer, I was able to see the cactus as it was blooming-

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wreck Towed Off Beach

The wreck which was littering the shore at Monomoy for the past nine months was finally towed off the beach last week. A salvage crew turned the wreck around on the beach and waited for high tide to tow it into deep water. I was hoping that the boat would be cut up where it lay on the beach and then brought to the dump. Instead, she was towed and put back on a mooring in the harbor. I am not sure if the taxpayers of Nantucket paid for all of this. Hopefully not and the owner of the wreck paid for the salvage operation himself. Here are a few pictures of the salvage operation in progress-