Report from the Field: Quincy, MA
June 17, 2014
The New England Boating crew wrapped up its first shoot yesterday in Quincy, Massachusetts. Home base was Marina Bay, New England’s largest full-service marine facility, located on Dorchester Bay.
We kicked things off with a fishing trip with Capt. Tim Egenrieder of Anglerfish Guide Service, based in Marina Bay. We knew Tim would find us some fish, but we didn’t expect to land a 36-pound striper! That fish took a live mackerel, as did our second fish of the morning, a 20-pounder
We left the fish biting and headed back to Marina Bay, where we enjoyed a nice lunch at the WaterClub restaurant, overlooking the docks. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive, and the WaterClub bartender even went so far as to concoct a new specialty cocktail called the “NEBO”, in honor of the show!
After lunch we met up with the awesome Pappas family, who took Parker for a run in their Pursuit sportfisherman, which they keep in Marina Bay. Meanwhile, I headed for Spectacle Island in a Pursuit S280 sport to get a tour of the island’s marina and learning center with Giles Parker, Superintendant of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park.
Later, we learned more about the harbor on a tour with Lt. Robert Gillam of the Quincy Police Department’s Marina Patrol, who provided some tips on navigating Boston Harbor. Bob grew up boating in the Quincy area, and his love of the local waters and the many attractions it offers local boater really came through in the interview.
Providing a chase boat for the segments was the Freedom Boat Club, also based at Marina Bay and offering a variety of models for members to choose from. Thanks, guys!
We wrapped up the day with an evening stand-up paddleboard session and a delicious swordfish dinner at Siros as we watched the sun set behind Boston. What a day, and a great start to the NEBO season. Stay tuned for more reports. Up next: Newport, Rhode Island.