MLBaron Recent Photos https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ MLBaron Recent Photos Martha's Vineyard Ferry at Fairhaven, MA The SSA took delivery of the M/V M.V. from Atlantic Marine, Jacksonville, Florida in 1993. She is assigned to Woods Hole - Martha's Vineyard service and is classed as a conventional, diesel, twin-screw, passenger/vehicle ferry. A quick look reveals a basic similarity in hull dimensions, speed and capacities to the 1974 vintage M/V NANTUCKET. Her 230? length, 60? beam, 3000 HP EMD powerplant, 14-knot speed, and vehicle deck load generally mirror the older vessel. There the similarity ends, however, as more modern amenities and necessities such as improved ADA access, interior and exterior seating upgrades, interior passenger space size, Free Wi-Fi internet access and enhanced maneuvering characteristics make the M/V M.V. a more passenger friendly vessel. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202241 15202241 Union Wharf, Fairhaven,MA For over 200 years, Union Wharf in Fairhaven has many stories to tell, from Herman Melville sailing from here on the whaler Acushnet to write his novel "Moby Dick" to the whaleship Charles W. Morgan that spent her last days in New Bedford Harbor until being towed to Mystic Seaport in November 1941. Union Wharf continues to provide valuable waterfront access to this busy fishing port. Large ocean going scallopers tie up along side the smaller lobster boats. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202225 15202225 Work and Play Two sterns expose the details of a hard working Southern Rig trawler and a luxurious sail boat along side being serviced at Union Wharf. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202226 15202226 Heading out An unusually warm October weekend makes this lobsterman's job a little more bearable. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202230 15202230 Buzzards Bay Rowing Club The boats of the BBRC are kept on the Fairhaven side of New Bedford Harbor. The BBBRC rows primarily in the New Bedford inner harbor area of the Acushnet River. In the middle of the Acushnet River is the privately owned Crow?s Island. Carl Pimental has lived in a redbrick house on Crow Island in the middle of the river for 20 years. During high tide, we are able to row completely around Palmers Island Lighthouse. When there are windy and choppy seas, we try to row in a more protected area by rowing under the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge and up into the more protected areas of the Acushnet River or along the "zipper" area along side Popes Island Marina. When the water is calm and we have more time, we sometimes row outside the gates of the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier to the Butler Flats Lighthouse and then back again. And when we want to train for the annual whaleboat races in New Bedford Harbor, we race right off of New Bedford State Pier and row the race course that takes us by the New Bedford Lightship. Acushnet River, c.15 mi/24 km long, SE Mass.; rises in SW Plymouth co.; flows South, past Acushnet, to Buzzards Bay between Fairhaven and New Bedford. Lower course is wide estuary. For more info, :http://www.buzzardsbayrowing.org. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202229 15202229 Standing Guard The Palmer's Island Light is all that remains on the tiny island inside the hurricane barrier. The keeper's home and out buildings were swept away in the 1938 Hurricane along with Mabel Small, Captain Small's wife. Captain Small who was keeper of the light for over 16 years at the time kept the light buring throughout the night of the hurricane. He was cited for acts of heroism by the National Lighthouse Service. A stone memorial is at the Fairhaven side of the barrier. It was dedicated in 1988 on the 50th Anniversary. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=15202228 15202228 West Island Winter Wilderness Sunny and Shelby sniffing their way through the fresh snow for field mice. (Just to chase them) https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964708 2964708 Squirrel patrol out back Sunny and Shelby listen to the brush as a few squirrels scamper away. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964709 2964709 Departing Storm West Island Forecast as of 9:54 PM EDT on April 4, 2009 Synopsis For Massachusetts And Rhode Island Coastal Waters Low pres in Maine will drift into the Maritimes Sunday. Weak high pres will cross the waters Sunday night. Another strong low will move to near New York City Mon eve...into Quebec Tue...then weaken east of James Bay Canada late Wed. A new cold front will approach New England from the Great Lakes Thu. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31672045 31672045 WIWS Mascots From left to right "Shelby" Boxer-mix, "Sunny"-Yellow Lab, "Silas"-Siberian Husky https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964710 2964710 West Island Lobsterman This is a typical commute of a West Island lobster fisherman. No need for traffic updates for this guy headed to his place of work. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964712 2964712 Blue and White in Flight A common herring gull just left the top of the flag pole at Hoppy's Landing near West Island. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964690 2964690 Bouy Clutter at Hoppy's Landing This collection of lobster buoys and floats washed ashore from their moorings add a colorful contrast to the cloudless blue sky. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964713 2964713 Up on the ways-Earl's Marina A shiny copper seam on the keel, a rarely seen detail of many boats when they finally get launched for the season. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2964714 2964714 An early morning dawn-flat calm A flat calm created this near perfect mirror reflection of the water. This photo taken April 2006 at Earl's Marina near West Island. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2965648 2965648 Idle Lobsterboats These classic Maine style lobster boats are a common sight along the New England coast. These rugged boats are designed to brave the harsh conditions that may be encountered. They have a fully flared bow to punch into head seas, rounded bilges for load carrying ability and a graceful shear line that ad to thier stability. Lower in the aft section it allows for the hauling and setting of traps which are marked with a float that has a design linking the vessel from which it came. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2965649 2965649 West Island Dream Home For Sale 3.49M This prominent land mark greats visitor to West Island on the north side of the causeway. This was built by local factory magnate Dominick Nicolaci of the Cliftex Corporation. FOR SALE: PRIVATE CAUSEWAY W/ELECTRIC GATE LEADS TO YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE 7 PLUS ACRE ISLAND. SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM THE TOWER AND EVERY ROOM OF NASKETUCKET BAY FROM THIS CUSTOM BUILT ITALIAN STYLE VILLA. THE PERFECT PRIVATE RETREAT TO HOST AND ENTERTAIN. Interior Details Exterior Details Taxes & Fees Living Area 6,000 Sq. Ft. Fireplace 2 Garage 2 Basement Full Heat/Cool Central Heat, Radiant, Other, Central Air, Other Fuel Source Oil Water/Sewer Public Water, Private Sewage Lot Size 7.29 Acres Lot Description Other Features Deck, Patio, Balcony, Inground Pool, Shed, Landscaping Road Frontage 0 Ft. Water Front Ocean, Bay, Dock/Mooring, Frontage, Access Taxes $13,600 Tax Year 2007 For more info: http://www.newenglandmoves.com/viewDetails.nem?GLID=1011261608 https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2965650 2965650 Broken border fence A typical island shoreline scene. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2965651 2965651 Reflections Reflections of a home made style lighthouse at Hoppy's Landing. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=2965652 2965652 Preparing for Battle Hurricane warning flags fly on the West Island Weather Station communications tower. Luckily, this was a test flight for the new flags and rigging. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4371712 4371712 Shelby in the snow West Island beach West Island winters are cold, raw, and beautiful. You have the whole beach to yourself with your dogs. They don't care if it's cold-NO biting bugs! https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4371713 4371713 Early morning rainbow A storm departs as the sun rises creating the right angle of sunlight to pass through the remaining precipitation. April 2008 https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4371695 4371695 Weather Channel prize winner Throw Back "THUNDERSTRUCK' Thursday: 24 YEARS AGO I WON A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF FROM THE WEATHER CHANNEL The Weather Channel had a weather trivia contest called "Thunderstruck". If you answered 5 weather trivia multiple choice questions in a row correctly you'd win a prize. After winning well over 400 prizes, from Weather Channel logo emblazoned umbrellas, sports water bottles, to beach bags, and t-shirts., The Weather Channel conceded that I won the most prizes in the country. On August 9, 1991,The Standard-Times sent over ace photographer, Jack Iddon to take a snapshot of some of my winnings at the Fairhaven-Acushnet Cablevision TV Studio. He climbed up a studio ladder to get the wide angle photo. Like a bolt out of the blue, The Weather Channel cancelled the contest "Thunderstruck" shortly thereafter. (They probably ran out of prizes-LOL) 10 days after the photo was taken, I was out in Hurricane Bob which struck on August 19, 1991. MLBaron Historic Archives https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4371696 4371696 Departing Storm West Island Forecast as of 9:54 PM EDT on April 4, 2009 Synopsis For Massachusetts And Rhode Island Coastal Waters Low pres in Maine will drift into the Maritimes Sunday. Weak high pres will cross the waters Sunday night. Another strong low will move to near New York City Mon eve...into Quebec Tue...then weaken east of James Bay Canada late Wed. A new cold front will approach New England from the Great Lakes Thu. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31672046 31672046 Shoot for The Moon This Fort Phoenix seacoast cannon appears to be shooting out the moon from it's heavy iron barrel. Shortly before the War of 1812, Fort Phoenix was enlarged under the supervision of Sylvanua Thayer, who later became the "Father of the Military Academy" at West Point. In June of 1814, the fort helped repel an early morning attack by British in landing boats from the HMS Nimrod. Fort Phoenix was manned throughout the Civil War by troops who rotated duty between the Fairhaven fort and the newer Fort Taber in New Bedford. Eight 24-pound cannon were installed at the beginning of the war, five of which remain at the fort today. Fort Phoenix went out of service in 1876. In 1926, it was purchased for the town by Lady Fairhaven, Mrs. Urban H. Broughton of England, a daughter of the town's benefactor Henry Huttleston Rogers. Since then it has been maintained by the town as a public park. In 1973, Fort Phoenix was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Go to MY HOMETOWN in the above menu bar for more info. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17822732 17822732 Fort Phoenix Twins These cannons remain vigilant guarding Fairhaven and New Bedford's inner harbor. Shortly before the War of 1812, Fort Phoenix was enlarged under the supervision of Sylvanua Thayer, who later became the "Father of the Military Academy" at West Point. In June of 1814, the fort helped repel an early morning attack by British in landing boats from the HMS Nimrod. Fort Phoenix was manned throughout the Civil War by troops who rotated duty between the Fairhaven fort and the newer Fort Taber in New Bedford. Eight 24-pound cannon were installed at the beginning of the war, five of which remain at the fort today. Fort Phoenix went out of service in 1876. In 1926, it was purchased for the town by Lady Fairhaven, Mrs. Urban H. Broughton of England, a daughter of the town's benefactor Henry Huttleston Rogers. Since then it has been maintained by the town as a public park. In 1973, Fort Phoenix was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Go to MY HOMETOWN in the above menu bar for more info. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17822748 17822748 WIWS Tower Upgraded WIWS recently added a new Davis Vantage Pro II with WeatherLink IP. The new station can be seen at 11 oclock on tower pic. Go to "Tower-Direct IP-Link" in menu bar on left to read this data. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17822749 17822749 Broken slabs of ice flow back and forth with the tide This small service skiff is surrounded by sections of ice flows off Hoppy's landing. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24688411 24688411 The result of a Polar Forecast Friday, February 6, 2009-Forecast extraction: SKIES WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT. IT WILL BE ANOTHER COLD NIGHT WITH LOWS RANGING FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO TO THE LOW TEENS ABOVE ZERO. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24688412 24688412 The icy glare of Mid-Winter This beach section on the south side of the causeway froze up like this within 48 hours of temperatures in the mid teens for highs during the day. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24688413 24688413 Cold Flat Calm This Nova Scotia style lobster boat rests at anchor in the tranquil ice water. The (now famous) vessel has over 1400 hits on YouTube , so far, after being taped in a southerly gale a couple of months ago., at the same location. Visible just south of the Causeway heading to the island. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24688417 24688417 An empty nautical parking lot. This scene taken on the causeway looking northwest-will soon be jammed with pleasure craft of all kinds, tied at their moorings. (See opening background scene of WIWS home page) https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24688418 24688418 WIWS Command & Control Console This is the primary operations console area for WIWS Weather Data, SkyCam video distribution for the Web and Internet. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=30814811 30814811 Hoppy's Boat Dock-Long Island-Fairhaven This pier and boat dock is designed to be hauled out in inclement weather. The cowbell looking dome houses utilities for power. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=28590566 28590566 WIWS Communications Communications console for WIWS. 2M/44 rigs, and weather gear are located here. SkyWarn reports are transmitted from here. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=30814812 30814812 West Island's Steadfast Icon Located on the southern tip of West Island, the 48 foot tower overlooks the beach and all of Buzzards Bay. The tower came along as part of a tract of land the town acquired from the federal government in 1953 to establish a town beach. Construction of the tower was announced in 1888, and the Army occupied the site during World War Two. The Army built barracks for twenty four men ,a mess facility for twenty four, a well, and a power generator located temporarily In a Pump House. The tower is Identified as a Fire Control structure, and was part of a Fire Control and Coastal Defense Artillery network that extended throughout the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The tower was used as a look out post, with contacts reported to Newport for firing solutions. While there is no evidence of the guns themselves actually being installed at the island location, they were a normal part of an installation of this type. During the war, the southern part of the Island was off limits to all but official personnel, which included an inspector from the Fairhaven Fire Department. The installation was classified, and civilians were not allowed. Today, the tower is the only structure that remains standing. The tower was dedicated May 19, 2001, by the West Island Improvement Association. SkyWarn West Island Weather Station Photos https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31738424 31738424 Departing Storm West Island Forecast as of 9:54 PM EDT on April 4, 2009 Synopsis For Massachusetts And Rhode Island Coastal Waters Low pres in Maine will drift into the Maritimes Sunday. Weak high pres will cross the waters Sunday night. Another strong low will move to near New York City Mon eve...into Quebec Tue...then weaken east of James Bay Canada late Wed. A new cold front will approach New England from the Great Lakes Thu. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31672043 31672043 HOLLY JO West Island Lobsterboat This Maine Style Lobster boat lies peacefully at anchor under ominous skies. The vessel "HOLLY JO" is named after the daughter of Robert D. "Hoppy" Hobson. owner and captain. Hoppy now is Bay Scalloping as well. The "HOLLY JO" greets passersby on the Causeway to West Island. Bad weather is forthcoming in this forecast: ..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 AM EDT MONDAY ...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 AM EDT MONDAY. A GALE WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS GALE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. EASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND GUST TO AROUND 25 KNOTS BY MONDAY MORNING. THE WINDS ARE LIKELY TO FURTHER INCREASE AS THE DAY PROGRESSES...POSSIBLY REACHING GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. for more info visit WESTISLANDWEATHER.COM https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=28590567 28590567 A Good Flag Day Nice weather at the tower brings great images for SkyCam. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=30814813 30814813 April Sunsrise West Island Town Beach Located on the southern tip of West Island, the 48 foot tower overlooks the beach and all of Buzzards Bay. The tower came along as part of a tract of land the town acquired from the federal government in 1953 to establish a town beach. Construction of the tower was announced in 1888, and the Army occupied the site during World War Two. The Army built barracks for twenty four men ,a mess facility for twenty four, a well, and a power generator located temporarily In a Pump House. The tower is Identified as a Fire Control structure, and was part of a Fire Control and Coastal Defense Artillery network that extended throughout the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The tower was used as a look out post, with contacts reported to Newport for firing solutions. While there is no evidence of the guns themselves actually being installed at the island location, they were a normal part of an installation of this type. During the war, the southern part of the Island was off limits to all but official personnel, which included an inspector from the Fairhaven Fire Department. The installation was classified, and civilians were not allowed. Today, the tower is the only structure that remains standing. The tower was dedicated May 19, 2001, by the West Island Improvement Association. SkyWarn West Island Weather Station Photos https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31738426 31738426 Town Beach West Island Fairhaven, MA Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven, Mass. Known by the locals and [West] Islanders, this small cresent-shaped gem offers great swimming in calm waters. Swimming best at high tide. If you don't want to drive, then go by boat: at the western heart of Buzzards Bay, facing Falmouth. Take a nature walk, see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited "back-side of the island". Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777093 31777093 April Sunsrise West Island Town Beach Located on the southern tip of West Island, the 48 foot tower overlooks the beach and all of Buzzards Bay. The tower came along as part of a tract of land the town acquired from the federal government in 1953 to establish a town beach. Construction of the tower was announced in 1888, and the Army occupied the site during World War Two. The Army built barracks for twenty four men ,a mess facility for twenty four, a well, and a power generator located temporarily In a Pump House. The tower is Identified as a Fire Control structure, and was part of a Fire Control and Coastal Defense Artillery network that extended throughout the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The tower was used as a look out post, with contacts reported to Newport for firing solutions. While there is no evidence of the guns themselves actually being installed at the island location, they were a normal part of an installation of this type. During the war, the southern part of the Island was off limits to all but official personnel, which included an inspector from the Fairhaven Fire Department. The installation was classified, and civilians were not allowed. Today, the tower is the only structure that remains standing. The tower was dedicated May 19, 2001, by the West Island Improvement Association. SkyWarn West Island Weather Station Photos https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777094 31777094 West Island Sunrise Town Beach Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven, Mass. Known by the locals and [West] Islanders, this small cresent-shaped gem offers great swimming in calm waters. Swimming best at high tide. If you don't want to drive, then go by boat: at the western heart of Buzzards Bay, facing Falmouth. Take a nature walk, see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited "back-side of the island". Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777095 31777095 WIWS Tower Close-up of gear at top of the West Island Weather Station Tower. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=30814814 30814814 West Island Town Beach Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven, Mass. Known by the locals and [West] Islanders, this small cresent-shaped gem offers great swimming in calm waters. Swimming best at high tide. If you don't want to drive, then go by boat: at the western heart of Buzzards Bay, facing Falmouth. Take a nature walk, see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited "back-side of the island". Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here. MLBaron photo. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777096 31777096 West Island Town Beach Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven, Mass. Known by the locals and [West] Islanders, this small cresent-shaped gem offers great swimming in calm waters. Swimming best at high tide. If you don't want to drive, then go by boat: at the western heart of Buzzards Bay, facing Falmouth. Take a nature walk, see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited "back-side of the island". Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here. MLBaron photo https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777098 31777098 April Sunrise West Island Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven, Mass. Known by the locals and [West] Islanders, this small cresent-shaped gem offers great swimming in calm waters. Swimming best at high tide. If you don't want to drive, then go by boat: at the western heart of Buzzards Bay, facing Falmouth. Take a nature walk, see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited "back-side of the island". Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here. MLBaron photo. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=31777097 31777097 WIWS GMC MOUNTAIN BIKE This GMC Mountain Bike lost June 13 in the backwoods of the West Island State Reservation was mysteriously located on Causeway Rd West Island, MA, at the mailboxes-8 months later- intact! The bike belongs to the West island Weather Station. Hats off to GMC bikes and Topeak gear for the ultimate durability test! The bike was exposed to dozens of snow storms, rain, and salt air. All gear and bike are in remarkable condition. All aluminum = NO RUST. I only replaced tubes and restored with WD-40. Rode it same day! All gears and brakes OK Get the full story here: http://www.westislandweather.com/wiwsbikerecovered.htm https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=28637551 28637551 West Island Causeway T-Storm inbound The frontal edge of an approaching thunderstorm makes for an ominous looking trek heading off the West Island Causeway this afternoon at 12:58PM. (May 12, 2009) Southeast winds around 10 mph. At 4 pm...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms May produce small hail. Temperature around 64. Southeast winds around 10 mph. At 6 pm...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms May produce small hail https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=36347232 36347232 Memorial Day Weekend West Island, MA American flags fly from all 6 intersections of West Island's Causeway Rd. A tradition for Memorial Day and The Fourth of July. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=37842707 37842707 Memorial Day Weekend West Island, MA The Summer of 2009 kicks off Memorial Day weekend at Ear's Marina, West Island, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38008749 38008749 Life is good. , at anchor West Island , MA Look's like nobody "madoff" with this guys money. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38008751 38008751 West Island Quahogger Quahogging (digging for clams) Round Cove, Memorial Day 2009, West Island Fairhaven, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38008752 38008752 West Island - Memorial Day 2009 Quahogging (digging for clams) Round Cove, Memorial Day 2009, West Island Fairhaven, MA These quahoggers enjoy a backbreaking day clamming at Round Cove. The "big" payoff comes when the clamboil is done and the feast begins! A clamboil has the most coveted aroma at West Island on a holiday weekend! https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38008753 38008753 Captain Curley's House West Island,MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38008754 38008754 A cold front will move across the waters late this afternoon and evening. This may be accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will build over the waters tonight and Monday...then move offshore Monday afternoon. Another cold front will move through on Tuesday afternoon. It will then stall just south of the waters and bring unsettled weather Wednesday and Thursday. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38693596 38693596 West Island,MA Good Morning 5/31/09 630AM A cold front will move across the waters late this afternoon and evening. This may be accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will build over the waters tonight and Monday...then move offshore Monday afternoon. Another cold front will move through on Tuesday afternoon. It will then stall just south of the waters and bring unsettled weather Wednesday and Thursday. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38693597 38693597 West Island,MA Good Morning 5/31/09 630AM A cold front will move across the waters late this afternoon and evening. This may be accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will build over the waters tonight and Monday...then move offshore Monday afternoon. Another cold front will move through on Tuesday afternoon. It will then stall just south of the waters and bring unsettled weather Wednesday and Thursday. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38693598 38693598 West Island,MA Good Morning 5/31/09 630AM This classic white picket fence leads to the shore at Herb and Shirley Hunter's cottage. A cold front will move across the waters late this afternoon and evening. This may be accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. High pressure will build over the waters tonight and Monday...then move offshore Monday afternoon. Another cold front will move through on Tuesday afternoon. It will then stall just south of the waters and bring unsettled weather Wednesday and Thursday. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=38693639 38693639 Sunset at West Island, Aug 18, 2009 Sit back, relax and enjoy this sunset taken August 18, 2009 at 730PM. I kept the natural sound track. The sunset was at 7:40PM today. The equivalency of a sunset time the 3rd week in April. Tonight's forecast: Mostly clear in the evening...Then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48747038 48747038 Sunset at Bluepoint Rd., West Island Sit back, relax and enjoy this sunset taken August 18, 2009 at 730PM. Down the end of my street. I kept the natural sound track. The sunset was at 7:40PM today. The equivalency of a sunset time the 3rd week in April. Tonight's forecast: Mostly clear in the evening...Then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...Then becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48747039 48747039 HighTide at West Island High tide at West Island over takes these small skiffs at the end of my street, Bluepoint Rd., https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=48747040 48747040 West Island Sunset September 2009 As September of 2009 winds to a close wind gusts exceeded 30 MPH during this brief shoot. .NOW...AT 7 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 9 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 59. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 11 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 58. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. Some salt spray fogged the lense towards the end of the clip. This scene shot down the end of my street, Bluepoint Rd., West island, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53988087 53988087 West Island Sunset September 2009 As September of 2009 winds to a close wind gusts exceeded 30 MPH during this brief shoot. .NOW...AT 7 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 9 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 59. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 11 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 58. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. Some salt spray fogged the lense towards the end of the clip. This scene shot down the end of my street, Bluepoint Rd., West island, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53988091 53988091 Another Storm Passes, Oct. 3, 2009 Another Storm passes. Today's Rain brought 3.81" TONIGHT:Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. SUNDAY:Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. ...Highs around 70. North winds around 5 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54412117 54412117 West Island Sunset September 2009 As September of 2009 winds to a close wind gusts exceeded 30 MPH during this brief shoot. .NOW...AT 7 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 60. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 9 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 59. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 11 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 58. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. Some salt spray fogged the lense towards the end of the clip. This scene shot down the end of my street, Bluepoint Rd., West island, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=53988088 53988088 Another Storm Passes, Oct. 3, 2009 Another Storm passes. Today's Rain brought 3.81" TONIGHT:Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms May produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. SUNDAY:Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. ...Highs around 70. North winds around 5 mph...Becoming west in the afternoon. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54412118 54412118 1963 Cadillac Covertible at Earl's Marina 1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible The Pride and Joy of Bill Hebert of Earl's Marina Stunning '63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible finished in White over Burgundy interior, Powered by its 390 V8, Automatic transmission. This is one of the biggest "boats" at Earl's Marina! She looks even more majestic with the top down. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509011 54509011 1963 Cadillac Covertible at Earl's Marina Ml Baron wrote at 3:11pm 1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible The Pride and Joy of Bill Hebert of Earl's Marina Stunning '63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible finished in White overBurgundy interior, Powered by its 390 V8, Automatic transmission. This is one of the biggest "boats" at Earl's Marina! This baby is so long she's got 2 zip codes! https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509012 54509012 1963 Cadillac Covertible at Earl's Marina Interior of Cadillac Convertible https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509013 54509013 1963 Cadillac Covertible at Earl's Marina 1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible The Pride and Joy of Bill Hebert of Earl's Marina Stunning '63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible finished in White over Burgundy interior, Powered by its 390 V8, Automatic transmission. This is one of the biggest "boats" at Earl's Marina! This was the era of chrome and lots of it. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509014 54509014 Flat Calm The Margaret Mary , the flagship of Earl's Marina tied up at her berth, West Island, MA https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509016 54509016 End of another season Vessels at their moorings off Earl's Marina, rest quietly after a rain drenching storm yesterday (Oct 3, '09) that brought 3.81" of precipitation in less than 9 hours at West Island! .NOW...AT 3 PM...MOSTLY SUNNY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 71. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. AT 5 PM...MOSTLY SUNNY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. AT 7 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 67. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509017 54509017 A skiff off the starboard bow Vessels at their moorings off Earl's Marina ,rest quietly after a rain drenching storm yesterday (Oct 3, '09) that brought 3.81" of precipitation in less than 9 hours at West Island! .NOW...AT 3 PM...MOSTLY SUNNY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 71. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. AT 5 PM...MOSTLY SUNNY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. AT 7 PM...PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 67. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509018 54509018 Walking on Water, West Island, MA This beach stroller on a sand bar on the south side of the West Island Causeway carries her oars while she coaxes her little dog to come home with her.Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509019 54509019 A sign of the times Never too early to make your reservations! The Hunter's Home to the left is in the background. Herb and Shirley Hunter are very active with The West Island Improvement Association. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509020 54509020 A West Island Fantasy Cottage This elegant nautical fantasy like out building at The Dawicki compound on West island has it's own spiral iron stairway leading up to the second floor with a spectacular view of the harbor. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509021 54509021 Full Moon Rising over West Island, Oct 4th, 2009 An October Full Moon rises above the eastern horizon of West Island, October 4th, 2009 630PM. 63.9 degrees outside, a mild evening for October. October Full Moon names: Harvest Moon Hunter's Moon Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Blood Moon https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54532305 54532305 OCTOBER 7, 2009 GALE WIWS STORM CHASER CAM: Vessels (TAKEN AT 905am) south of the causeway riding the storm well - tide going out. GUST TO 40mph OCEAN SIDE - SEAS 3-4FT. Low pres over southeast Canada will track eastward across northern New England by early this afternoon. This will bring a period of gale force westerly wind gusts to the waters this afternoon and into tonight. A ridge of high pres will then build to the... south of the waters Thu into early Fri. Another cold front will sweep across the region late Fri night early Sat morning. A ridge of high pres will then build into theregion by sun. 0922AM STANDARD-TIMES:SouthCoast could be in for a rough, rainy day Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued wind and flood advisories this morning, with rainfall between a quarter of an inch and half an inch possible for the day and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and beyond. M.L. Baron, a volunteer weather spotter in Fairhaven, had local details of today's action. "Well, we've had about .39 inches of rain so far, with no more rain anticipated," Baron said. "The real star of the show will continue to be the wind that will be coming later on," he continued, "and the barimetric pressure is at 29.33, which is pretty low, and it continues to fall." Baron noted that gusts of 38 mph were recorded at 8:55 Wednesday morning, but that gusts up past 40 and even isolated gusts of 50 mph could be expected. An official wind advisory is in effect from 1 to 8 p.m. today, and the weather service warns that such winds are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, while driving can become increasingly difficult. Baron said that the wind has already knocked down trees in the Rockdale Avenue area of New Bedford, and that a downed tree on Robinson Street in Fall River caused 1,400 customers to lose power earlier in the day. A coastal flood advisory is also in effect for Bristol and Plymouth counties Wednesday morning, with the threat subsiding around noon when winds shift and low tide approaches. The hurricane barrier was closed due to the tidal action, with tidal surges reaching 4.6 feet and winds at 34 knots, which is approximate to 40 mph. The barrier was scheduled to reopen at noon. To follow along with Baron's weather readings, visit his site at westislandweather.com. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54822111 54822111 1963 Cadillac Covertible at Earl's Marina 1963 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible The Pride and Joy of Bill Hebert of Earl's Marina Stunning '63 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible finished in White overBurgundy interior, Powered by its 390 V8, Automatic transmission. This is one of the biggest "boats" at Earl's Marina! The anchor in the foreground is just about the right size for this baby. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54509395 54509395 A Frontal Passage October 7, 2009 1PM A thunder cell is right over Wilbur's Point at the end of Sconticutneck Rd. Fairhaven. This photo taken from Hoppy's Landing about 1PM. This system was brief but still brought torrential rain that dumped about .11" in 15 minutes. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54836073 54836073 OCTOBER 7, 2009 GALE WIWS STORM CHASER CAM: Vessels (TAKEN AT 905am) south of the causeway riding the storm well - tide going out. GUST TO 40mph OCEAN SIDE - SEAS 3-4FT. Low pres over southeast Canada will track eastward across northern New England by early this afternoon. This will bring a period of gale force westerly wind gusts to the waters this afternoon and into tonight. A ridge of high pres will then build to the... south of the waters Thu into early Fri. Another cold front will sweep across the region late Fri night early Sat morning. A ridge of high pres will then build into the region by sun. 0922AM STANDARD-TIMES:SouthCoast could be in for a rough, rainy day Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued wind and flood advisories this morning, with rainfall between a quarter of an inch and half an inch possible for the day and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and beyond. M.L. Baron, a volunteer weather spotter in Fairhaven, had local details of today's action. "Well, we've had about .39 inches of rain so far, with no more rain anticipated," Baron said. "The real star of the show will continue to be the wind that will be coming later on," he continued, "and the barimetric pressure is at 29.33, which is pretty low, and it continues to fall." Baron noted that gusts of 38 mph were recorded at 8:55 Wednesday morning, but that gusts up past 40 and even isolated gusts of 50 mph could be expected. An official wind advisory is in effect from 1 to 8 p.m. today, and the weather service warns that such winds are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, while driving can become increasingly difficult. Baron said that the wind has already knocked down trees in the Rockdale Avenue area of New Bedford, and that a downed tree on Robinson Street in Fall River caused 1,400 customers to lose power earlier in the day. A coastal flood advisory is also in effect for Bristol and Plymouth counties Wednesday morning, with the threat subsiding around noon when winds shift and low tide approaches. The hurricane barrier was closed due to the tidal action, with tidal surges reaching 4.6 feet and winds at 34 knots, which is approximate to 40 mph. The barrier was scheduled to reopen at noon. To follow along with Baron's weather readings, visit his site at westislandweather.com. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54822112 54822112 A Frontal Passage October 7, 2009 1PM Birds of various species mingle together as they ride out the storm at the southern end of Hoppy's Landing. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54836074 54836074 A Frontal Passage October 7, 2009 1PM This is a beautiful signature of the ending edge of a volatile but brief front as it heads out into Buzzards Bay. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54836075 54836075 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844977 54844977 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844978 54844978 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. Total precipitation for this storm event was .50" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844979 54844979 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. Total precipitation for this storm event was .50" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844980 54844980 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. Total precipitation for this storm event was .50" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844981 54844981 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. Total precipitation for this storm event was .50" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844982 54844982 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. Total precipitation for this storm event was .50" https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844983 54844983 Twenty-Six Past Six Twenty Six past Six, Oct 10, 2009. Herb and Shirley Hunter's flagpole and weather vane mark the northerly wind direction at dusk, West Island https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55229437 55229437 Fairhaven Water Tank Oct 7, 2009 storm damage The October 7, 2009 storm brought in 30MPH winds with a high gust of 38MPH and .50" of rain this morning that caused superficial damage to the scaffolding outer skin at the Fairhaven Sconticutneck Rd Water Tank. The approximate 135 ft tall tank is being serviced with routine sand blasting and a new coat of paint. According to an engineer on site, he stated that the sand blasting had recently been completed and that the outer skin was designed to give way in high winds. He also mentioned that the scaffolding will be taken down in a few days anyway. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54844984 54844984 A golden horizon A sunset at this position reinforces another summer season long gone in this Oct 10, 2009 photo from West Island looking towards Earl's Marina. By December, the sunset will be completely off this same horizon shot to the left. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55229438 55229438 West Island, MA SILAS a Siberian Husky romps in the snow at beach Silas a pure bred Siberian Husky who was rescued and adopted enjoys the ultimate backyard - The West Island State Reservation. Who needs sand to have fun at the beach? SILAS is more than content to be playing in his native environment of freezing temps and lots of snow! His pals are Sunny a Yellow Lab, and Shelby, a Boxer mix. Photo taken 8 hours before the New Year 2010 began https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=66186212 66186212 West Island, MA SILAS a Siberian Husky romps in the snow at the beach Silas a pure bred Siberian Husky who was rescued and adopted enjoys the ultimate backyard - The West Island State Reservation. Who needs sand to have fun at the beach? SILAS is more than content to be playing in his native environment of freezing temps and lots of snow! His pals are Sunny a Yellow Lab, and Shelby, a Boxer mix. Photo taken 8 hours before the New Year 2010 began https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=66186535 66186535