A "STELLA" PERFORMANCE Winter Storm Stella (Blizzard wanna be) spared Southern MA, but gave us a wind gust of 71mph. March 14, 2017 West Island Weather Station Video - Complete storm stats at our web site . http://www.westislandweather.com/
AN ARCTIC BLAST FROZE THE SHORELINE OVERNIGHT - Earl's Marina and West Island was surrounded by ice along the shore this Sunday morning March 5, 2017. "Hopefully this is it, we need a break and need to get to work" said Matt Hebert of Earl's Marina today as he and his crews prepare for the upcoming boating season. A quick video showed the ice around the causeway this Sunday afternoon about 2PM. West Island Weather Station HD Video. Visit our web site for live web cams, current conditions and forecast from the Town Beach. http://www.westislandweather.com/
Macray's Seafood operated in Westport, Massachusetts from 1957 to 1992. "My parents would bring us there on Sundays from Mattapoisett, passing a ton of other clam joints., but the trip was worth it. I remember the cars lined up on both sides of Route 6" Gary Bowman "A required ritual, after being at Lincoln Park all afternoon." Robert Cournoyer Vintage circa 1980 photo discovered of the famous Clam shack (Robert Cournoyer pic), the old clam shack (Tom Quinn pic) remains badly deteriorated at the same spot. I inserted a quick interview I did with Tom at the 1991 Fairhaven Homecoming Fair. From The Macray's II web site: "The name is a portmanteau of the names of the original owners?Tom "Mac" McGreevy and Ray Therien. One of the employees was a kid named Bob Lafleur, who started out at age thirteen picking up trash in the parking lot and eventually moved up to cook. By the time the shack closed in 1992 Lafleur was ready to run a place of his own, and when a storefront came available at 115 Stafford Road in Tiverton, that's what he did. But he figured why mess with success? He retained the name and all the recipes he'd learned from his former gig. Macray's Seafood II is the relaunch of a restaurant that operated in Westport, Massachusetts." This info compiled from : http://www.quahog.org/cuisine/index.php?id=249
FAIRHAVEN'S MILTON DELANO MADE SCRIMSHAW FOR JFK Just scratching the surface of a great local artist: Milton K Delano, a well known local artist and engineer in Fairhaven was also a legendary scrimshaw artist. He hand-engraved a huge whale's tooth and presented it to JFK as a gift from The Town of Fairhaven in 1962. When President Kennedy arrived at Otis AFB aboard Air Force One for a visit to the Hyannis port compound, Mr. Delano recalled they had a red carpet rolled out from the plane. He chuckled, "The red carpet wasn't for me, it was for the President to see who he was supposed to greet at the end of it." Mr. Delano and Fairhaven Selectman Walter Borowicz presented the tooth to JFK, which would be one of the centerpieces at his desk for the rest of his Presidency. Later that year, Mrs. Kennedy commissioned Delano for another tooth. After his death, The President's favorite scrimshaw whale tooth bearing The Seal of The President of The United States was later placed in his casket by the First Lady, never to be seen again. Milton Delano photo (upper left inset ) Standard-Times. (*ML's Note: When I began to practice the art of Scrimshaw at 12 yrs old, my neighbor on the other side of Cushman Park saw my work on display at Don Mendell Guy's Pharmacy. Milt Delano gave me guidance on his technique and many tips that I heeded religiously. By the mid 1980's my work was commissioned by both national and international clients., including Disney, Ducks Unlimited, and Colibri. See a vintage 1982 MLBaron TV interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AZch8XhZLk) View this rare and restored film produced in mid 1964: This 1964 Vintage film of "Whaling Days" features Ted Wood of MIT with sea shanties. Milton K. Delano (late) of Fairhaven demonstrated the whale man's art of Scrimshaw with some large whales teeth he engraved and his recollection of doing scrimshaw for JFK. Hosts include Reginald Haggerty - curator of the Whaling Museum, and James Healy, Librarian. Many other features included in this short film restored by The M.L.Baron Historic Archives Original production by Dateline Boston of WHDH for The MA Dept. of Education 1964. ENTER LINK: http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/videos/videos/show/17766159-1964-vintage-new-bedford-whaling-days-classic-dateline-boston-special
January 2017 all time average temperature high for the northeast. MLBaron of The West Island Weather Station joined the Weather Underground team live on The Weather Channel to discuss the warm weather. http://www.westislandweather.com/
In 1987, SAVE WEST ISLAND was formed.
This small grassroots group fought to save the pristine backside of West Island from being destroyed into a development of over 100 homes and become private property forever.
In December of 1988, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts signed into an agreement for the purchase and acquisition of over 350 acres of the bird sanctuaries, forestry and wetlands and named it "The West Island State Reservation".
*Save We...st Island received the coveted National Award "A" from the Audubon Society in 1989 for "Excellence in Environmental Action".
It was an honor to have served as the groups Publicity Director.
MLBaron DHD Video - Enter Full Screen and turn on the sound.
Visit the web site here:http://www.westislandweather.com/westislandreservation.htm
In 1987, SAVE WEST ISLAND was formed.
On May 20, 2016 at 6AM - A Spanish Galleon entered the harbor. This was one of the most unusual ships to visit the harbor. At a time when ships were Galleons, they meant business when in battle. The Spanish Galleon replica "GALEON ANDALUCIA" spotted off Angelica Island at 602AM, entered New Bedford Harbor and tied up at the State Pier, Friday - May 20, 2016. For more info on Angelica Rock: http://www.westislandweather.com/angelicarock.htm MLBaron SkyWarn HD Video. Enter full screen and turn on the sound. More info on the ship and tours, at this link: https://www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/
Tranquility at Sunrise - Some "ZEN" at Hoppy's Landing, Long Island, Fairhaven, MA. This is usually a noisy place. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 705AM. ML's Note: Enter Full Screen, turn on the sound and shut everything else off and listen. Enjoy some peace for a change. You deserve it. The temperature was 36.1 degrees and the wind calm, last read out of the northwest at 3MPH. The ocean temperature was 40 degrees. The humidity was at 81% and dew point rather dry at 31.4 degrees. The tide was coming in for 11:32AM. MLBaron HD Video for The West Island Weather Station The island forecast, web cams and more at http://www.westislandweather.com
Today's high temp at 39.7, was 35.7 at the time of this taping at 436PM. The wind almost flat calm last read out of the northwest at 3MPH, making this video look like a still photo. The ocean temperature was 40 degrees. Low tide was an hour old, but the famous "party sandbar" was very visible to the left of the causeway. Enter Full-Screen and turn on the sound. DHD Video from The West Island Weather Station - North.
"Once a year for about two hours, somewhere between Hoppys Landing and West Island a small oasis called Bora Bora appears." Marc Manzone A group of local beach goers started 2017 with their traditional sandbar party off the West Island Causeway at a full-moon low tide cycle, Friday, January 13, 2017 at 230PM. The temperature reached 50 degrees this afternoon with a tolerable wind chill of 30 degrees at times. ML's Note: To share via YouTube use this link: https://youtu.be/RO4-TMHsCwI Photo Album here: https://www.facebook.com/melissa.s.blackwell/posts/10211476417284561?pnref=story
The biggest snowstorm to hit Southern Mass since February 15, 2015, is now history. West Island Weather Station recorded 14.5" while other areas had numbers close to 19" in Wareham. Visitors to our web site spanned the globe from Germany, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Russia,Great Britain, and plenty of our snow bird friends in Florida and other parts of the United States. Video at our communications tower & control location at West Island Weather Station North.
TWILIGHT AFTER A WEST ISLAND SNOWSTORM - The biggest snowstorm to hit Southern Mass since February 15, 2015, is now history. West Island Weather Station recorded 14.5" while other areas had numbers close to 19" in Wareham. Visitors to our web site spanned the globe from Germany, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Russia,Great Britain, and plenty of our snow bird friends in Florida and other parts of the United States. Video at our communications tower & control location at West Island Weather Station North. http://www.westislandweather.com/