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Archive for May, 2009

Waterfront News

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The boat ramp at Children’s Beach has been repaired for now. There was a deep trench between the concrete slab and the finger pier on the north side of the ramp for several weeks. This was an extreme hazard to the boaters using the ramp and the general public. I’m glad nobody broke an ankle and no boat trailers were damaged while the deep trench was there. I’m not sure who did the repairs but it looks like they used a combination of stone dust, gravel and large stones. This is a temporary repair until the next easterly wind washes everything out into the harbor. Here are some shots of the repair work.
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.

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Monday, May 18th, 2009

Foggy Monomoy: Friday, May 15. More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Nice morning down at the waterfront today. I grabbed a few shots. More.
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I went to have a look at the Old North Wharf project early Monday morning. I’d say it’s around 99 percent complete. The guys from AGM Marine did a really nice job on it. Everything is straight and level and it feels rock solid underfoot. I just hope the next big E or SE storm doesn’t wipe the whole thing out. We’ll see. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. Notice the floating pier section. More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog

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Monday, May 11th, 2009

While I was launching my boat at the Children’s Beach Boat Ramp today, I noticed a serious problem there. The area between the finger pier and the ramp has washed out. Before, there was a bed of rocks and gravel. Now there is a one foot trench there. This is an accident waiting to happen. Someone is going to get stuck in the trench and break a trailer axel. Or worse, someone is going to break an ankle. Someone was nice enough to put safety cones in the trench warning everyone of the danger. Here are a couple of shots of the problem at the boat ramp. Be careful down there when you are launching a boat. . .More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

No spring yet again this year. We have had rain every day for over a week now. It’s getting really really old. Yesterday afternoon it stopped raining for a few hours. I dusted off my gear and went on a photo shoot around the waterfront. More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

(May 1) – I’m a huge fan of tugs. There are several that come and go here on a weekly basis. Toscana and Victor Paving own tugs to name a few. Here are a few shots of Victor’s tug, Charleston, departing Nantucket this week with a barge in tow. More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

(April 29) – The wooden sailboat, Alabama, was in port here over the weekend. I went down to the docks just before she left and grabbed a few shots. More
– Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

(April 26) – Summer arrived in force today. It was in the mid eighties all day. This happens every year at this time. It’s in the 30′s and 40′s every day and then all of a sudden it’s in the 80′s. Summer is here. I went to Monomoy late in the day and grabbed a few shots. More
Martie Mack writes the Nantucket Waterfront News blog.