Remembrance of a Lady. Photography & Text by Keith R Wahl

March 09, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Sea kindly

F/V Ruthie B Steaming Out

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FV Ruthie B Steaming Out 20220625  850_9727F/V Ruthie B Steaming OutThe F/V Ruthie B outbound from New Bedford and Buzzards Bay on a hazy summer day. They appear to be on a heading for Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds. Named for a true lady.

F/V Ruthie B Outward Bound

FV Ruthie B Steaming Out 20220625  850_9727F/V Ruthie B Outward BoundThe F/V Ruthie B outbound from New Bedford and Buzzards Bay on a hazy summer day. They appear to be on a heading for Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds. Named for a true lady.

Some vessels I treat with a form of reverence. This is one. As a young man, I remember pulling our family boat up alongside. We would talk to the owner as he mended his nets. Later, I worked for the vessel owner's father on his Rhode Island based ships. And the lady for whom this boat gained its name, that was the owner's mother. She always treated me with kindness.

I know that the vessel has new owners now. But the new owners had the good grace to keep the name. Watching the fishing boat, she handled the seas well on this morning on Buzzards Bay. After all it is a sea kindly vessel.

F/V Ruthie B Steaming OutF/V Ruthie B Outward Bound on Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

 

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