Category Archives: Off course

Boston Harbor Fishing Boats

The outer Boston Harbor has once again become a fertile fishing ground. Boats converge on the ledges and flats to pursue both lobsters and fin fish, coming from the harbors of South Boston, Hingham, Hull and Winthrop, among others. Below are … Continue reading

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Battleships and Destroyers: USS Wisconsin

Our buddy Captain Rob visited the Norfolk Shipyard in Virginia this week and took a tour of the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa–class battleship that is one of the biggest ever built. Here are some photos of the Wisconsin, in honor … Continue reading

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Fall River and Battleship Cove

Sitting high upon a hill above the Taunton River as it empties into Mount Hope Bay is the old City of Fall River, Massachusetts. Far inland from open ocean, and close to neighboring Rhode Island, this border city bastion of … Continue reading

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Way off course: US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands National Park: Gazing out along the desolate shoreline, one beholds a sight conceivably unchanged from that seen hundreds of years ago by explorers, traders and pirates: rolling green cliffs giving way to remote uninhabited bays of … Continue reading

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Off Course: The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal: Today, a corridor of rust and blight runs along the outline of this once prosperous waterway. The Erie Canal is a topic I took interest in after visiting Central New York over the holiday. While this is … Continue reading

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Off Course: Extreme conditions on the Great Lakes

A winter storm rages on the Great Lakes- Lake Ontario pictured: Every once in a while I like to go “Off Course” to mention something that is relevant, if only tangentially, to boating or things nautically or historically relevant. Here … Continue reading

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