A tradition started around 1963 The Annual Father's Day Breakfast at The West Island Improvement Association kicks off another busy summer season on the island. Over 1,200 eggs were needed for the 3 hour event - that's about 1 egg every ten seconds for three hours! 222 guests were served.
Published on Jun 19, 2011 A family fun day of fishing off the causeway West Island. Selena (foreground) enjoys Father's Day fishing with her mom and dad. Todays weather was in the low 70's with more beautiful weather expected over the next few days.
Father and Son spend Father's Day at the West Island causeway. Other family members from New Bedford joined in the traditional Father's Day fishing trip to the causeway which has become an annual event for them. Today's forecast: Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph...Becoming northwest with gusts up to 20 mph. TONIGHT Mostly clear. Cooler with lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening...Becoming light and variable.
Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM.
This golf cart rode across the West Island causeway back and forth from the marina to a waterfront house on the island. This rig was cruising at 30 MPH full of "adult" passengers feeling like kids again, breaking some rules in an unregistered rig., having a good time. Apparently the long walk over the causeway was just too much for this bunch. The "snow-birds" have arrived indeed
This was the second small shark caught within an hour off the West Island Causeway by these fishermen from New Bedford. This small shark was about 16 inches in length. The sharks were tossed back into the water
Johnny Barnes & The Night Crawlers at Down The Hatch entertain seaside on Long Island at Earl's Marina. Their next gig at DTH is Aug 20 and more performances can be seen at this link: http://www.johnnybarnes.com/Johnny-in.... To find out more about Johnny Barnes and The Night Crawlers visit their home page here: http://www.johnnybarnes.com/index.html
Long time island residents, Jeff and Elaine Vercellone hosted their bi-annual clambake. on Saturday, July 23, 2011. This all out traditional event is a lot of work, preparation and fun. The bake started off with the gathering of fresh seaweed in the morning by guests an friends. The pit is ready for the firewood and heated stones, then the seaweed, followed by canvas bags of clams, onions, sweet potato, corn, sausage, hot dogs, fish and more. The pit gets so hot it radiates heat for a 25 foot radius. The lobster is boiled separately. Then there's the desserts you don't dare think about calories. Ice Cream with dripping hot fudge is served after the main desserts! The night is still young here at The West Island Weather Station South Point
James Gagne guitar soloist played and sang a few tunes at a recent fund raiser event that was hosted by Earl's Marina on Long Island, Fairhaven, MA. The proceeds benefited The Kennedy-Donovan Center in New Bedford
This West Island sunset captured on the first day of Daylight Saving Time. This year marks the earliest possible starting period for this event with the first Sunday of November being the designated start date which began in 2007. The temperature was 55 degrees with 85% humidity and lots of mosquitoes. The camera used was a Sony Hybrid DCR-SR 220, which is the primary workhorse for the West Island Weather Station.