Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Swampscott dory

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).

Slideshow HERE