Adventures of Calypso

06 August 2013 | Somesville, Mt. Desert
04 August 2013 | Eggemoggin Reach
03 August 2013 | Benjamin River
02 August 2013 | Castine
01 August 2013 | Castine
20 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
18 July 2013 | Camden
17 July 2013 | North Haven
16 July 2013 | Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven
14 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
13 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
12 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
08 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
07 July 2013 | Harbor Island, Muscongus Bay
06 July 2013 | Pemaquid Harbor
05 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
04 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
25 July 2012 | Home again
24 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Boothbay

Getting ready for the long holiday weekend?

01 July 2011 | Great Kills Harbor, Staten Island
N 10 - S 10
As we were finishing our 12 hour motor up the Jersey shore, we rounded Sandy Hook and crossed Raritan Bay in a flat calm and were waved down by four men in a little runabout. They were shooting off flares. We stopped to assist. It won't start, they say. Two of them are talking on cell phones. Who are you talking to, I inquired. NYPD, they respond. Ok this is a little unusual but we hang with them for a few minutes, writing down the lat/lon to give to the authorities. Do you have towing insurance? No.
Moments later we are being circled by a NYPD helicopter. And a couple miles away a NYPD boat is speeding to the scene, and then another. And then a NYFD boat. And they took them under tow to Atlantic Highlands.

Sigh. Perhaps they needed a little practice. I guess NYC is flush with homeland security dough.

Befitting our arrival at Great Kills Harbor, we were treated to a lovely Dutch seascape sky. Son Andrew arrives tonight for a weekend with the 'rents.
Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 50 ketch
Hailing Port: New Castle, NH
Crew: Jonathan and Christine

Who: Jonathan and Christine
Port: New Castle, NH