Marine One, The President's helicopter was buzzing around Buzzards Bay and West Island, Fairhaven, MA today. Unknown who was on board. It's altitude was approximately 500 feet headed on course 060 towards the Cape Cod Canal. President Obama is planning a vacation at Martha's Vineyard nearby.
The West Island Improvement Association kicks off their first Sunday Breakfast for the 2009 Summer Season. This popular breakfast event attracts both islanders and those from the mainland for a tasty and yes, legendary buffet style breakfast. Proceeds benefit the association.
About 14 good size Striped Bass were found dumped at the Hoppy's Landing Dock Memorial Day morning. The reason for the dumping remains a mystery. Looks like seagulls will have quite a feast at low tide.
From initial reports an estimated 14,700 gallon spill of No.6 oil was revised upwards to almost 100,000 gallons within a few days. Although the spill was wide spread along the SouthCoast, , Hoppy's Landing was considered the epicenter or "ground zero" . This small clip shows some cleanup crews and activity on June 13, 2003, 45 days after the spill.
West Island Crime watch citizens mean business as the whole causeway is blocked. Founder JP Lemeuix and Sgt Kevin Kobza of The Fairhaven Police Department along side grateful citizens of West Island with Terry Perreira, Roger and Caroline in support on behalf of The Town Of Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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.