The calm before all the reporting of the Block Party etc. I got a photo by email from a friend in Woods Hole of the Striper he caught before he went back to work. 32 lbs, 4 oz. A monster. When I got the email I went over to Maritime Traffic to see where his ship currently was. Since I have the New York Tug boat “Lincoln Sea” in “my ships” I could quickly see that he was coming out of Portland heading south. His northward trip turned at Thacher Island only two miles out so I emailed back to take a photo of the twin lights as he went by heading south. He’s now anchored off the Statue of Liberty but he sent me this:
Not the usual shot of the lights this time with the north light on the right. We were kayaking this morning off Straitsmouth for another view of Thacher but I couldn’t chance pulling the camera out.