Category Archives: harbor
Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word – December 2022…
The five words to choose from are: tribute, wading, townscape, harbor and bokeh. I’m choosing to do each one.
TRIBUTE. memorial to the search and rescue dogs of 9/11 in West Orange, NJ facing NYC.
TOWNSCAPE… NYC looking across the East River from Brooklyn.
HARBOR – Edgartown harbor on Martha’s Vineyard looking towards the island of Chappaquiddick. The ferries are On Time I and On Time II.
BOKEH.. the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In or On Water…
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Nighttime…
The lady who needs no introduction… day or night.
Remembering The Ferry, Islander…
February 2007, exactly 10 years ago was the last time I sailed on the Islander..
Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding the Vineyard. The Islander will continue to exist through paintings, photographs and in the memories of those who loved her.
Early morning …
The beloved ferry the Islander plied the waters between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard for 57 years before retiring in the winter of 2007. There was just something about this tub of a boat that endeared her to all who sailed on her… she wasn’t a great beauty but she had a regalness about her.
Her blue plastic outdoor seats certainly weren’t known for their comfort, but comfort wasn’t necessarily what one was after for the 45 minute sail from America to the Vineyard, which was more of a transition from the everyday to the magicalness awaiting you. The Vineyard is many things to many people and in many hearts the Islander was the emotional connection.
I don’t know if any songs have been written about her but I do know that one in particular was written on her. Carly Simon was on the Islander late one night on her way home to the Vineyard when she penned her song “Never Been Gone.” Her words come to mind every time I go back to MV.