Tag Archives: F/V Unicorn

Saying goodbye: Unicorn Leaves Her Home Port, This Time for Good

am_unicorn_greg_mayhewSomething was missing along Dutcher Dock in Menemsha this week. Before dawn last Monday, the legendary Unicorn dragger pulled away from dock and left Menemsha Harbor for the last time. Owner Greg Mayhew and his son Todd motored the 75-foot dragger over to New Bedford, where it will likely be salvaged for parts. “It was a quiet departure,” Mr. Mayhew told the Gazette this week. “We weren’t really in the frame of mind to have a big send-off.” Read the article here 15:07

A Dragger and Her Captain, Soon to Part Ways

Greg Mayhew aboard Unicorn Thursday afternoon. Captain Greg Mayhew recently sold the ship’s groundfish permit — the last on the Vineyard — to The Nature Conservancy, which has partnered with the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust to help keep the groundfish quota in the community. Without any federal or state permits, however, the old dragger is likely nearing the end of her long residency in the harbor. Several generations of the Mayhew family have fished the waters around the Vineyard. Mr. Mayhew’s great-grandfather would sail out of Menemsha in a catboat to harpoon swordfish. Read the rest here 10:51

F/V Unicorn Takes on Water; Volunteers Rally to Save Her

F/V Unicorn  nearly sank Friday night in Menemsha after a cracked valve caused the docked boat to take on gallons of water. A crew of volunteers worked into the night in below freezing temperatures to pump out water from the hull and safely secure it. Read [email protected]  16:14

Miraculously, a sign from the Lord – A fishing boat arrives during the Menemsha Blessing of the Fleet!

Reverend Arlene Bodge of Chilmark Community Church opened the start of the summer boating season with the annual blessing of the fleet ceremony on the Menemsha waterfront. During the service the fishing boat Unicorn, wtj_greg_mayhew_menemsha_apr222013_1a_02ith Captain Gregory Mayhew and his crew, arrived after a morning of fishing for fluke off Gay Head. The time of their arrival into the harbor seemed a blessing. [email protected] Miraculously