Thursday, August 29, 2013

Miley's Backside

I'm still trying to figure out what this is? Obscene and vulgarity aside this is not sexy at all. Worst bikini attempt I've ever seen. Does not work at all. Lady Gaga ass has more going for it than this. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sharks need hugs too!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mayflower Returning Home

Here are some awesome pictures of the Mayflower II returning home to Plymouth after having repairs done. These amazing photo's were taken by K4T Photography also from Plymouth.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, Massachusett's

Visited Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven, Massachusetts this past weekend and thought I'd share some photo's. 

View of Fort Phoenix from New Bedford/Fairhaven Hurricane barrier.

6-pound "John Paul Jones" Cannon

This Fort was originally built in 1775-77 to defend New Bedford harbor. When complete it was armed with eleven 6-pound artillery cannons, one of which remains here today, which John Paul Jones had captured in the Bahamas.The fort was captured and destroyed by the British in 1778. Was renamed "Fort Phoenix' when rebuilt in honor of the mythical creature that also rose from the ashes.

1812 era 4-pound artillery pieces on permanent loan from New Bedford Whaling Museum.

The fort again saw action during the War of 1812 when it helped repel a land of British troops from HMS Nimrod in June of 1814.

The fort was manned during the Civil War and was equipped with eight 24-pound cannon, which 5 remain today. The Fort was inactivated in 1876 and fell into disuse. Scavengers even used the artillery carriages for firewood but they left the cannon. Was later purchased and donated to the town of Fairhaven to be used as a public park. Was list in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

 Photograph's by Robert Plumer

Other interesting links. 

Mayflower II enters the Cape Cod Canal

The Mayflower II as it passes through the Cape Cod Canal today headed towards Plymouth. Photo courtesy of Melissa Cushing Beresford 

The Mayflower II passes through the Cape Cod Canal today after receiving repairs in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. It's now on its journey back home to Plymouth. Massachusetts.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Owen Chase, First Mate


This accounting of the sinking whale ship Essex in 1820 in the Pacific. This book is the first hand account of First Mate Owen Chases experience. Twenty crew members were left stranded on three boats after a sperm whale sunk their ship. They then fought the sun, storms, starvation, dehydration until the few survivors that remained were rescued. The accounting was the inspiration for the Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby Dick".

 It's interesting read for those who have  a passion for maritime lore and New England history. It also touches upon the whaling history in Nantucket and a little bit of New Bedford, Massachusetts where this industry reigned. Details are also given of whaling in general in that time period. I did enjoy reading it and highly recommend it.