Sunrise at West Island Town Beach - Christmas Day 2015. Music by Libera: Wexford Carol. Enter full screen for nicest viewing. *ML's Note: A wave almost took out the camera set at low level, less than 8 inches above the sand. Even though seaweed and saltwater made it to the tripod, just inches from the camera, somehow it survived and this video was made possible. Video by MLBaron for westislandweather.com
FAIRHAVEN - The FISHING VESSEL "GENESIS" ran hard-aground off Fort Phoenix, Fairhaven MA. According to the captain - the 65ft fishing vessel, outbound - lost the auto-pilot steering and the vessel veered into the treacherous rock area near the outbound channel of New Bedford's outer harbor known as Egg Island. The grounding occurred about 7AM November 4, 2018. The Fairhaven Harbormaster along with other marine rescue assets responded to the scene. There were no injuries and the crew remained on board. The ROY BOY tug arrived on the scene for a commercial tow/salvage operation. The vessels were waiting for high tide at the time of this taping. MLBaron video for http://www.westislandweather.com
Time lapse October 23 2018 storm event from West Island Weather Station Cam at Town Beach - Fairhaven, MA The 21 minute video was condensed to a 2 minute clip. (original on file) Footage being examined to officially determine storm cloud rotation during this video. westislandweather.com
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