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Rescued at the Breakwater – Inflatable dinghy

I spotted a small inflatable boat while taking photographs on the breakwater. At first I thought that someone may be diving, but could not see any diving flags. After an hour the dinghy continued to get closer to the breakwater. Finally it started to crash into the rocks. A gentleman form Rexford New York, who was fishing, climbed down the slippery rocks to capture the boat before it was damaged. Another fisherman cast a hook into the boat hooking a life jacket to guide it so he could pull the boat up onto a flat rock so the engine did not bang into the rocks, and held on to it. We called the Police. But shortly after we called the Police we spotted a sail boat heading in our direction. The sail boat from Rhode Island said It was their rubber boat, we released the rubber boat to them, called the police back, and off they went in their Oceanis 381 Chaser Sailboat, with wave and a quick “thank you”.

The Good Samaritan was the man from Rexford New York. He is a retired school teacher and a track coach. He and his wife rent in Gloucester, they love all that Gloucester gives. Yesterday he gave back, a rescue of an expensive “Highfield” rubber boat. Below are some photos of the events.

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The Sighting

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The Search

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The Rescue

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The  Recovery

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The Good Bye

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The Good Samaritan

Barque Picton Castle Departs Gloucester

The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

It has completed her sixth circumnavigation around the world in May of this year.

She was in Gloucester harbor for a few days before heading north to Portland, for a Schooner Festival.

During her departure, our own schooner the Thomas E. Lannon, made chase after a 30 minute head start, to wish her a safe voyage.

Below are some photos taken from the Breakwater, Enjoy.

Lye a New Friend

I ran into Lye on the breakwater, he was fishing and enjoying a day off from work. We exchanged our immigration stories of why we came to the USA. His was far more dramatic than my own. I also found that as a Vietnamese Interpreter, I found that his English was far better than my Vietnamese.  Lye a naturalized US citizen, like myself, passes on the benefits to his children, for his hard work.  We cherish our heritage, but Love America. 

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