Sightings

A Mayflower sighting and some last-minute fishing

A Mayflower sighting and some last-minute fishing

August 4, 2020 at 5:20 pm

We wanted to get in some fishing time before tropical storm Isisais stirs thing up here in L.I.Sound. Sea conditions in the AM were 2′ with a lot of whitecaps. After lunch things calmed down and seas went to 1′. We noticed schools of bait fish swarming the surface. TheyRead More

Fore Aces paying a visit to Kennebunkport

Fore Aces paying a visit to Kennebunkport

July 31, 2020 at 8:14 am

Sighted at Chick’s Marina in Kennebunkport. The Fore Aces is a 124′ Delta Marine vessel, built in 2003 refitted in 2014, according to Boat International. Formerly owned by musician Jimmy Buffet, she’s available for charter starting at $90,000 per week.

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

July 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm

Bob Cornell caught this image of the Mayflower II a few minutes after she departed Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn., on Monday, July 20. “What a crowd on the water and on land and so fun!,” reported Sue Cornell.

Unusual rafting arrangement

Unusual rafting arrangement

July 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

Unusual sight on two moorings, rafted stern to stern in narrow Perry’s Creek on Vinalhaven, two aluminum ocean-going, international visitors. Comparable in size, Maake-s from Holland and Long John Silver from Netherlands. The latter was documented by My Ship Tracking as 12 x 4m, approx. 40′ x 13′. It alsoRead More

Fishing’s slow

Fishing’s slow

July 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Fishing is slow. We still manage to catch a few now and then. We catch too many Sea Robins. We don’t keep them. They are too hard to fillet. They are neat looking fish with colors like a land Robin. They are vocal too. They grunt grunt when they landRead More

La Joie de Mer spotted in the Thorofare

La Joie de Mer spotted in the Thorofare

July 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

Sailing Vessel La Joie de Mer, or also known as The Joy of the Sea, a 98′ cruising yacht transits the Fox Island Thorofare dwarfing every spar and boat along the way.  She  is sailing under the flag of Cayman Islands. Her length overall (LOA) is 30 meters and herRead More

2020 Hospice Regatta

2020 Hospice Regatta

July 13, 2020 at 8:14 am

  This is Jody Wolford-Tucker, HVHC Executive Director, sharing a brief message to convey our gratitude that the Hospice Regatta of Maine has been able to set sail this year! While the safety needs of the pandemic have required we hold no land events or our customary post-race celebrations, ourRead More

Schooner EROS in Fox Island Thorofare

Schooner EROS in Fox Island Thorofare

July 9, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Sighted in Fox Island Thorofare Thursday afternoon, the Schooner EROS. EROS is a classic 115 ft / 35.1 m beauty built in England in 1939 for the daughter and son-in-law of a British Lord. She was very soon after commandeered by the Royal Navy to participate in the famous evacuationRead More

Graduation ceremony, island style

Graduation ceremony, island style

June 16, 2020 at 6:18 am

The Vinalhaven High School class of 2020, in conjunction with the “traditional” (and extremely limited) graduation ceremony on Saturday,  held a lobster boat ceremony the next day to cap off a weekend of celebrations. Organized by the staff graduation committee, the lobster boat ceremony included a speech by their 8thRead More

Beached boat

Beached boat

June 2, 2020 at 9:14 am

This sailboat came ashore on Crane Beach in Ipswich, Mass., during Memorial Day weekend and has remained there for more than a week now. The channel at the entrance to the Ipswich River which runs between Crane Beach and Plum Island is very shallow. I didn’t witness the beaching ofRead More