Thanksgiving is also for others

The Eagles Club of Vergennes prepared Thanksgiving dinners for Vermonters that either couldn’t get out to have a dinner or couldn’t cook one for themselves. Other service organizations such as the VFW and the American Legion do this too. This is a long standing practice in the communities.
Eagle's Club Thanksgiving dinnerEagles Club, Vergennes Vt. 11/23/2006

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Weather or Not …

…one likes the current weather in Vermont, wait a bit . It will change.

Scudding clouds from the north mean a good blow and a cold rain will be hard.
Weather ArtLittle Chicago Road, Ferrisburgh, VT 08/29/2005

Hot shot! Actually the strike isn’t as close as it looks. A close lightening strike can fry the electronics in a digital camera.
Addison T-stormMonkton-Vergennes Rd, Ferrisburgh, VT 05/31/2006

Lost weekend for boating and it was the last weekend of the season. Boats had to come out of the water for the winter in October.
Lost boating weekendChamplain Boatyard, Rte 17, West Addison, VT 10/24/2006

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Marine dock workers

Some repairs can be made without hauling the boat out. When possible that is a choice any captain will make based on cost and time. work is done dockside and from the water.
Cape May of the 1960'sMarine dock workers, Cape May, NJ 07/25/1970 Nikon F 200mm Ektachrome 160

 

Cape May of the 1960'sMarine dock workers, Cape May, NJ 06/05/1971 Nikon F 85mm Ektachrome 64

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Dock workers

When the trawlers come into dock, one person goes down into the hold with a shovel, another works the deck lowering the basket through the hatch and there’s a crane operator to bring the load up, over to the fish house and drop it into the processing plant.
Hold worker
Cape May of the 1960's

Deck hand
Cape May of the 1960's
Crane Operator
Cape May of the 1960'sCape May of the 1960's
Fish gutter
Cape May of the 1960's
Fish processors
Cape May of the 1960's
Fish sorter
Cape May of the 1960's

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Marine railway workers

A marine railway is the means by which boats can be taken out of the water for hull work. On the commercial fishing boats, just about anything on board is either repaired or fabricated dockside in the yard.
Cape May Marine Railway
Marine Yard workers, Cape May, NJ 07/14/1971 Nikon F 85mm lens Ektachrome 64

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Mates

All photos of commercial boats, fish houses, and persons working were made on the docks at Skellengers Landing, Cape May. As previously mentioned the commercial part is gone.

On any boat going to sea, there is always something to be repaired or painted. Salt water/air rusts exposed metal and dulls the brightwork. At sea, there isn’t time to fix something that breaks from lack of maintenance.
Commercial boat matesMates, Cape May, NJ 07/14/1971 and 07/08/1970 Nikon F 85mm lens Ektachrome 64

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Getting together

Fairs and teenage life are a part of life that are remembered as one grows older. The rides change, the remembered thrills don’t.What it's about
Addison County Field Days, New Haven, VT 08/04/2009

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Coffee break

We were out riding around making photos of whatever serendipity offered when we stopped for coffee at the diner in Patterson, NY.
Mimi
Mimi, Rte. 22 diner, Patterson, NY 01/17/1971 Nikon F 85mm lens Plus-x film

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Back roads Vermont

The conjured image of Vermont is one that the postcards promote. Today, the sugarbush is laced with tap lines running down the hillsides to the collection tanks at the sugarhouse. If one travels some of the lesser traveled roads, you might find sap buckets hung on spiles. These usually would be just for a family making some ‘sirup’ for themselves.
Feature ArtPerkins Rd. Weybridge VT. 03/09/2006

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Early bird

Great Blue Neron catches the early morning sun. Skim ice in foreground is remnants of winter’s grip. Heron is an early arrival north.
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Blue Heron, Brigantine Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine, NJ. 03/22/1975
200mm lens Nikon F Tachometer 64

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