Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

A Stunning Transformation: More Than a New Shell

Like many fishermen, Justin Yager has a strong interest in responsible harvesting. Similarly, he saw the common sense of rebuilding the Gulf shrimper BJ Thomas after the boat had a serious fire at Newport, Oregon. Built in 1976 at Marine Builders in Mobile, Alabama the boat found its way to the west coast where Justin’s wife, Sara’s grandfather, owned it for some time before selling it on to the next generation. Justin fished the boat for a few years with the crab and shrimp permits that the couple also purchased from Sara’s grandfather. The fire was the impetus for the rebuild that the owners had planned for the boat. ‘We cut off the bow, part of the stern, and the house. We took it right down to the engine room and the fish holds he explained. photos, >click to read< 12:05

The Green New Deal??? How About The High Cost Of The Green-Energy Delusion!

The march of ‘green energy’ continues, but it is not green at all. Solar energy is very dilute, so solar collectors cover huge areas of flat arable land, stealing farmland, starving wild herbs and grasses of sunlight, and creating ‘solar deserts’. Wind turbines steal energy from winds which often bring moisture from the ocean. These walls of turbines create rain shadows, producing more rain near the turbines and more droughts down-wind. Turbines work best along ridgelines where soaring birds such as eagles seek thermals. The birds are chopped up by the whirling scythes, and so are bats. Turbines annoy neighbors with noise and they increase bushfire risk. If they are offshore, less moisture-bearing wind and less rain reach the land. >click to read< 10:55

Port Fourchon is moving Storm Phase 3, Recommended Evacuation

As Tropical Storm Sally rapidly develops, Port Fourchon is moving Storm Phase 3, which is Recommended Evacuation. This means that tropical force winds are expected to be in Port Fourchon within 50 hours or less. We ask that port tenants and users continue to be alert for updates and prepared for things to change or progress quickly. Tropical Storm Sally has shifted westward and is now forecast to make landfall somewhere near Plaquemines on Tuesday as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane, although there is still uncertainty in forecast track and intensity. Coastal flooding, heavy rain, and strong/damaging wind chances have all increased considerably overnight. >click to read< 10:10

“The icon of the creek” – Wayne Magwood remembered by family, friends

Wayne Magwood and his shrimping boat, The Winds of Fortune, called Shem Creek home for decades. He often sold his catch on the corner of Mill Street and Coleman Boulevard, near the site of the accident. Some say, he taught everyone on the creek how to shrimp. He’d take young shrimpers under his wing and teach them the ways while helping them get their boats ready for the job. One of those young shrimpers is Lockwood Freeman who is also Magwood’s nephew. “We’ve just been getting it ready. We were really just getting going. I’m just devastated. It just feels like a dream,” said Freeman. video, >click to read< 08:29