Category Archive: Boats

Maine Line — Dirigo II – New addition to Maine’s Marine Patrol fleet

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Mother Nature must’ve liked the looks of the new Maine Marine Patrol vessel Dirigo II.  The old gal saw fit to warm things up in the middle of what had so far been a bitter January, even clearing the ice out of Somes Sound for the 38-footer’s christening ceremony at the Henry R. Abel yard …

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now the two have almost 100 years of fishing experience.  So when it came time to …

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Surf Clams

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Goody Hallet outfitted as a clam boat.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

Goody Hallet:  Nolan’s dream made real PROVINCETOWN, MA – Large, new-to-the-area fishing vessels are seldom seen around any port on Cape Cod these days.  So, the arrival of Scott and Max Nolan’s 80′ Goody Hallet at the town dock in Provincetown earlier this year was big news on the waterfront. The father and son duo …

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Titan successfully fishing the Grand Banks

The 111' Titan was refitted with upgraded freezer equipment to ready the dragger for Grand Banks fishing.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

NEW BEDFORD, MA – After a hiatus of almost 20 years, a New England vessel is back on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.  Carlos Rafael’s freezer-equipped, New Bedford-based 111′ groundfish trawler Titan has been making trips to the fabled distant water fishing grounds since last year. Although US-flagged vessels have a long history of working …

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New Boat – Lindsay’s Turn

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  Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Finisher: Simmons Boatworks, Friendship, ME Owner: Rex Benner, Friendship, ME     Dimensions: 44′x17’6″ Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: C12 Caterpillar (700 hp @ 2300 rpm) w/2.47:1 ZF 360A marine gear; Milton Cat Speed: 20 knots …

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Buxton Boats launches wooden 38′ Seasong

STONINGTON, ME – “Yeah!” I was crouched in the stern of Peter Buxton’s Susan Marie, a 37′ REPCO that he completely rebuilt a few years back.  A former lobster boat/gillnetter/dragger, the Susan Marie sees much easier duty these days, as Buxton takes out small charters after hours when his Buxton Boats LLC shop is closed. …

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SW Boatworks – F/V Seasmoke – July 2013

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Seasmoke owner Nick Lunt said he had no complaints with his old boat – a Wayne Beal 36 – except he simply “wanted more room.  With the Calvin Beal 38 I gained deck space and was able to have a split wheelhouse without crowding things.”  Lunt reported an 18-knot cruise at 1800 rpm, which he said …

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Two new boats from SW Boatworks

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J-Lynn Zrae is the first of SW Boatworks new Calvin Beal 30s to hit the water.  Designer Beal said SW’s Stewart Workman wanted to know if he could come up with “a 30-footer that was 12′ wide … and I told him no problem.”  Built for Calvin’s son-in-law Roger, the J-Lynn Zrae proved be an …

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End of an era: Viking leaves Martha’s Vineyard

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MENEMSHA, MA – With the sale of Viking, a 40′ fishing boat that has plied the waters off Martha’s Vineyard for three generations, the island’s oncevibrant fleet of small wooden draggers is now on the brink of extinction. Craig Coutinho of Vineyard Haven sold the vessel in December after fishing aboard her for nearly 50 …

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Alec Peasley’s new Atlantica: Roomy, rugged, efficient

Alex Peasley's Atlantica

For 19-year-old lobsterman Alec Peasley of Brooksville, ME, the launch of his 34` Atlantica wasn’t so much the beginning of a career as a continuation of one.  Peasley set his first load of lobster traps when he was in 7th grade, tending them out of a 14` skiff with a 9.9-hp Mercury outboard on the …

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