Built right here on Cape Ann!!!!!!
The NightSUP was designed by Tyler, Dominic and Sylvie from Cape Ann SUP.
We showed our designs to Keith Natti over at Twin Lights Glassing. He scratched his head and looked at us like we were crazy….but in the end, so was he. Keith’s attention to detail has made this project even better than any of us hoped. We’ve tested these boards in lots of conditions and we’ve even had Harbor Seals use the light from the boards to hunt the fish below us.
So before the barage of Shark comments, We just want to say this: If YOU are the largest predator in your’ waters, then you need a SUP with LEDs. You will see your’ own waterways and wildlife in a brand new and magical way.
Double Waterproof LEDs and a rechargable batteries are the recipe for a whole new way to view nature and Paddleboard more safely at night time. This is the custom creation of a surf punk and a sup kook who put aside the chatter to come up with something RAD.
by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
“If you enjoy the sight of “shooting stars” then make plans to be out looking skyward during the predawn hours on Wednesday (Jan. 4) when a strong display of Quadrantid meteors may appear. This first meteor shower of the year may end up being one of the best of 2012.
To paraphrase Forrest Gump: The Quadrantid meteor shower is like opening up a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get! Indeed, the Quadrantids are notoriously unpredictable, but if any year promises a fine display, this could be it.
Peak activity is due to occur early on Wednesday at about 2:30 a.m. EST (0730 GMT) and favors eastern North America. The Quadrantid meteor shower sky map above shows where to look to see the display.
The Quadrantids (pronounced KWA-dran-tids) provides one of the most intense annual meteor showers, with a brief, sharp maximum lasting but a few hours. Adolphe Quetelet of Brussels Observatory discovered the shower in the 1830s, and shortly afterward it was noted by several other astronomers in Europe and America. [First Photos: The 2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower]”
|The first major meteor shower of 2012 takes place on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4. It peaks at 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT) on Jan. 4.
CREDIT: Starry Night Software
I stumbled upon this throne carved out of a tree in Annisquam. Has anyone ever seen this before, know who carved it, or how long it has been there? I envision a forest gnome king holding court there at night surrounded by tree nymphs.
“A voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul. Brave and bright, Chelsea Berry is the real thing.” -Livingston Taylor
Click the picture to hear Chelsea talk with Peter about her plans for 2012 and the kind of shows she truly loves to play. Check out Chelsea’s gimmesound profile.
Chelsea’s not playing tonight but you can go see some of the other great musicians in town. See the full list here.
On January 3, 2009 the F\V Patriot was lost at Sea with both crewmen. Here is the story from the Gloucester Daily Times and a few photos I took of the Patriot in 2008. Also, Joey has some great pictures and video of inside the Patriots wheelhouse and engine room.
From the Gloucester Daily Times;
Trawler tragedy claims lives of two fishermen
“By Richard Gaines The Gloucester Daily Times Sun Jan 04, 2009, 10:52 PM EST
As president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, Angela Sanfilippo has dealt many times with tragedy at sea. It never gets easier.
“This is a shocker,” she said Saturday, referring to the loss of the Patriot and the lives of two local fishermen. “This was the perfect boat. Gloucester has one more time been stricken.”
The two members of a Gloucester fishing family — the husband and father of Josephine Russo — were lost at sea early Saturday when the family-owned Patriot, a modern, 54-foot, steel-hulled trawler fishing alone on Middle Bank, about 15 miles from port, sank after an apparent catastrophic failure.
CLICK THE LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY; http://www.gloucestertimes.com/Patriot/x645317002/Mourning-the-Patriot
Here are Links to the USCG Final Action Report and the USCG Timeline chart on the F/V Patriot sinking.
Coast Guard Final Action Memo FV PATRIOT.pdf
Enclosure 3 – FV PATRIOT Timeline Graphic.pdf
Here are the links to Joey’s Videos;
The Danielle Marie before the Name Change to the Patriot
The Patriot docked at the State Fish Pier
Matteo Russo Gets ready to Board his Boat The F\V Patriot
F\V Patriot viewed from Gorton’s Wharf 2008
The Patriot gets ready to Dock 2008
Where the old Moose lodge used to be…
Panorama from multiple photos, stitched with the excellent free and open-source program “Hugin”.
Happy New Year hope it’s not as cold as January 2010