Sunday, January 17, 2010
It was a beautiful 40 degree Saturday morning. We met these men launching a Swampscott dory at the nearby public landing on the Meduncook River. That's at the end of Wadsworth Point Road (around the corner and down half a mile from us). It was wide open after a two day thaw. That happens quickly here because the Meduncook is fed only by a mile long salt marsh. It gets wide quickly and is really mostly the Muscongus Bay, Gulf of Maine.
The Swampscott Dory was a Massachusetts Bay fishing boat launched from the shore (like the Sea Bright dories once emblematic of the Jersey Shore).