Author Archives: Bridgette Mathews

Passing time

I don’t know about you but I don’t feel like I gained an hour of sleep this weekend!  The upside is that Friday is a holiday for me so I’ll be counting down the hours until then.  Today I’m sharing a few shots from one of my jaunts around Annisquam Light taken the same night within an hour of each other.   The light changing gives you such a different feel in each pic.  Happy Monday all!

Shades of orange and cobalt

As we all dodge all the orange cones of progress as we wind our way through the City streets to work today (which orange cones I have lovingly dubbed the “official city flower”) I share these orange shades of sunrise from last weekend!  Have a great day!! BLM_2134-Edit-EditBLM_2107-Edit

Fall preparations…

Did everyone else spend their weekend prepping for the impending winter??  Well lucky for me I got to chose whether I wanted to stack wood or go grocery shopping…which, in my defense, are equally hideous tasks!!  I, did however choose to throw myself into the Market Basket melee and was grateful to see that by the time I returned my OCD husband had all the wood neatly stacked and organized by seasoned, kiln dried and kindling.   Bring on the cozy fire weather!

R.I.’s tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry loses power in Newport Harbor, drifts into boats, runs aground

This is “photographically” one of my favorite ships.  So glad everyone on board was unharmed.

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, an educational tall ship homeported in Newport, Rhode Island, is grounded Sunday, October 11, 2017 in Newport Harbor after the tall ship lost power and hit multiple other boats near Perrotti Park. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

NEWPORT, R.I. — Rhode Island’s educational tall ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, lost power Sunday evening and drifted into multiple boats before grounding near Perrotti Park, according to a news release from the Coast Guard’s First District headquarters in Boston.

Station Castle Hill in Newport was providing a safety zone Sunday evening.

The tall ship, whose home port is in Newport, was leaving Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival with a crew of 12 when it lost power, the news release said. The 911 call came in at 6:15 p.m.

Two boats from Castle Hill and personnel from the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force responded.

No injuries or fuel leaks were reported. The incident is under investigation.

The Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot-long three-masted ship that took eight years to build, was finished in 2015. It’s a modern ship with a steel hull, but it was designed to look like a naval vessel of the early 1800s. It is the largest civilian sailing school vessel in the nation.

Perrotti Park is where passengers from cruise ships are ferried to spend time visiting in Newport.

Oliver Hazard Perry’s visit to Gloucester this summer


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