IN 1987 - THE LARGEST PARADE OF NEW BEDFORD FISHING VESSELS EVER - Celebrated the 200th Anniversary of The City of New Bedford. The 18th Annual Blessing of The New Bedford Fishing Fleet as seen from the deck of the USCGC EAGLE. Hosted by Bill Brennan- WBSM, Barry Richard - WNBH and MLBaron - Cable 2. Dozens of decorated fishing vessels participated along with other craft that filled New Bedford Harbor with over 100 vessels on August 16, 1987. See some crews and their vessels no longer with us with some lost in tragedy and many that still fish out of the city. *ML's Note: Restored tape in satisfactory condition from The MLBaron Historic Archives.
FAIRHAVEN CASUALTIES in 1938 HURRICANE TOOK BOTH YOUNG AND OLD AND THE HEROIC Eighty years has left little evidence of one of the most destructive weather events in New England history. On Wednesday - September 21, 1938 a hurricane so brutal that its tidal surge registered as a major earthquake on a Richter scale at Fordham State University in New York. Wind gusts from 173 to 186 MPH took the area by surprise while kids were just getting out of school. 500 summer cottages were instantly obliterated within minutes as a forty-foot wave with ten feet of froth above that wiped out the entire coastal village of Misquamicut RI. Fairhaven's death toll could have been much higher if not for summer residents that left their seaside cottages for the season a few weeks prior. In this small clip from "A Wind To Shake The World" contains the complete list of Fairhaven casualites. The full video here: https://youtu.be/JycDf5s5wB0 Compiled from the MLBaron Historic Archives for westislandweather.com
Web Cam scan review at West Island Town Beach September 2017-September 2018. This live streaming web cam scans Buzzards Bay from the West Island Town Beach year-round for The West Island Weather Station. It is available free via mobile app or web site at westislandweather.com This video scan always updated at Lookr here: http://www.lookr.com/lookout/1266592167-Winsegansett-Heights#action-play-month
Drone footage shot July 7, 2018. The temperature was 68 degrees and the ocean 73.8F. The wind swept marshes of The West Island State Reservation is the place to go to unwind. Breath and smell the open salt water ocean of Buzzard Bay with visibilities to Falmouth 8 miles across the way. The salt marshes are teaming with life from fiddler crabs to sea birds. Spectacular sunrises and views from this pristine location await you. the music selection, an appropriate 80's Classic by Paul Young - Come Back and Stay.
WAITING HIS TERN - A common sea tern perched at the rails of the causeway bridge waited to dive at its prey in the current below. One of the first signals that summer is well underway at West Island. *ML's Note: Males are usually the ones that catch the prey for the family. MLBaron video for westislandweather.com
West Island with incoming tide June 17, 2018 Fairhaven MA
With the sun at it's peak nearing the Summer Solstice, the lighting was perfect and weather clear for a drone tour of the northside of West Island and State Reservation as the new moon tide was coming in. The wind was nearly calm making for a smooth ride. A spectacular video to view on the big screen in HD. DHD video for westislandweather.com
West Island with incoming tide June 17, 2018 Fairhaven MA With the sun at it's peak nearing the Summer Solstice, the lighting was perfect and weather clear for a drone tour of the northside of West Island and State Reservation as the new moon tide was coming in. The wind was nearly calm making for a smooth ride. A spectacular video to view on the big screen in HD. DHD video for westislandweather.com
Edgewater Marsh Area March 29 2018 10AM West Island Weather Station drone operations. Rising tide cycles are increasing at an alarming rate where Sconticut Neck could become an island itself requiring a causeway. A federal climate science assessment recently concluded that a rise in sea level of one to four feet within a century is likely. Ask any local, they are taking notice. This video was taken at low tide. A recent video clip taken down the end of Edgewater St - the necks lowest point - illustrates how low this area already is at sea level
SOMETIMES YOU NEED A TIME OUT - HERE IT IS: The peaceful sight and sound of approaching Summer. A cat boat rests quietly at its mooring and is seen at this spot every season at the Round Cove inlet of Bella Vista Island. This two minute clip has the natural sound captured at the marsh, May 30, 2018 at 730AM. Collect your thoughts and make plans for a nice summer that will be gone in a flash. Enter wide screen for best viewing. More ML's relaxation video from West Island here: http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/videos/
PEACE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THOSE WHO SERVED A peaceful Memorial Day video shot in the early morning in 2016, I modified it for this 2018 presentation. "Those who talk the most about what's wrong with our country, have done the least for it. For those that have served, and continue to serve, need not talk at all." MLBaron for westislandweather.com Music from Movie - Saving Private Ryan
SUNRISE at The West Island State Reservation Friday - April 27, 2018 at 558AM. The temperature was 48.3 with a gentle breeze out of the west-southwest at 1.5MPH. The humidity was 92%. The ocean in Buzzards Bay read 50.5 degrees. We sent our drone up slowly to 400ft aiming east to Falmouth as the sun came up through some broken overcast. Some minor weather action passing through, however Summer like heat is expected to make headlines next week. ML's Note: 15 Years ago today, Buzzards Bay, West Island and Mattapoisett would soon be devasted by a major oil spill. Birds and wildlife would die in front of helpless onlookers along the shore. My first person reflection and story here: http://www.westislandweather.com/oilspill2003.htm