A variety of videos captured at random on West Island.
Macray's Seafood operated in Westport, Massachusetts from 1957 to 1992. "My parents would bring us there on Sundays from Mattapoisett, passing a ton of other clam joints., but the trip was worth it. I remember the cars lined up on both sides of Route 6" Gary Bowman "A required ritual, after being at Lincoln Park all afternoon." Robert Cournoyer Vintage circa 1980 photo discovered of the famous Clam shack (Robert Cournoyer pic), the old clam shack (Tom Quinn pic) remains badly deteriorated at the same spot. I inserted a quick interview I did with Tom at the 1991 Fairhaven Homecoming Fair. From The Macray's II web site: "The name is a portmanteau of the names of the original owners?Tom "Mac" McGreevy and Ray Therien. One of the employees was a kid named Bob Lafleur, who started out at age thirteen picking up trash in the parking lot and eventually moved up to cook. By the time the shack closed in 1992 Lafleur was ready to run a place of his own, and when a storefront came available at 115 Stafford Road in Tiverton, that's what he did. But he figured why mess with success? He retained the name and all the recipes he'd learned from his former gig. Macray's Seafood II is the relaunch of a restaurant that operated in Westport, Massachusetts." This info compiled from : http://www.quahog.org/cuisine/index.php?id=249
FIRST TIME VISITOR: The Greek 538ft cargo reefer, "DITLEV REEFER" entered the port of New Bedford for it's first visit. The 16,950 ton ship was scheduled to unload several thousand tons of Moroccan clementines at the State Pier. The ship, registered out of The Bahamas was built in 1990. It's former name was the Ditlev Lauritzen, registered in Denmark. *ML's Note: Controlled by Chart World Shipping out of Athens, Greece, the reefer is affiliated with NYKCool - a Russian owned shipping company. The refrigerated cargo ship is the largest yet entering the harbor this season. November 17, 2016 at 11AM. Video from Wilbur Pt. MLBaron SkyWarn HD Video
Mike Coderre's adopted dog, he named, "HARLEY" from the Fairhaven Animal Shelter - a 1/2 poodle 1/2 beagle mix at 1 year old had the time of his life this beautiful and mild October day. "HARLEY" has his own custom leather Harley Davidson leather jacket, bike goggles and helmet. (The dog is safely secured on the back of the seat.) "He's enjoyed his third ride on the motorcycle around town and gets a few heads turning. "HARLEY" is perfectly content catching the breeze on the back of the powerful motorcycle. I just have to make sure he doesn't get distracted by seeing other cats and dogs and try to jump off and chase them" Mike said. Enter HD - Full Screen and turn on the sound for best quality. The Rescue Pet Program is active with pets always available for those seeking a friendly companion. Contact your local shelter, or The Fairhaven Animal Shelter at 979-4028
A mini-van rolled over into a ditch after hitting a patch of black ice Monday morning January 19, 2015 about 815AM. The incident occurred on a sharp curve on Goulart Memorial Drive in Fairhaven, MA. There was one person in the vehicle that sustained some minor bruises but had to be extricated through the windshield by rescue personnel. The driver was transported to St Luke's Hospital. MLBaron Video
"STORMY" The Snowy Owl looks down at me taking her picture. Perched atop the the Tower at Town Beach she certainly has a "bird's eye" view for anything she's interested in for breakfast meandering around the grassy beach front below. http://www.westislandweather.com/
Uploaded on Oct 10, 2009 http://www.westislandweather.com Kite Surfer Ken Lowell from the Boston area takes advantage of the Northerly breezes on the north side of West Island near Bella Vista Island. Today's wind gusts reached 22MPH along with temperatures around 63 degrees. The water temperature was 63.8 degrees.
Uploaded on Aug 15, 2009 http://westislandweather.com Hi winds today of 20 knots kept these inexperienced sail boaters more in the water than on their boat. Luckily they had life jackets and up righted their small craft several times.
Uploaded on Aug 15, 2009 http://westislandweather.com/ This jet skier pushes his machine to the limit with a little kid on board. South of the West Island causeway. The child did have a life jacket and probably had a great time.
A group of bikers stopped by "Down The Hatch" at Earl's Marina.,The parking lot was quite a sight with these classic and very expensive Harley - Davidson Motorcycles . "Down The Hatch is a favorite spot to grab a bite dockside.