🦅 Iron Eagle
The #SteamShipAuthority M/V #Eagle rounding #BrantPoint Lighthouse as it enters Nantucket Harbor.
The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, referred to colloquially as The Steamship Authority or simply the #SSA, is the statutory regulatory body for all ferry operations to and from the islands from the Massachusetts mainland, as well as being an operator of #ferry service from the mainland Cape Cod to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and the only ferry operator to carry automobiles to the island. The Authority also operates several freight vessels, thus serving as the main link for shipping any commercial goods to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket that are not transported by air. *The original M/V Eagle was a steam driven side-wheeler and one of the first ferries to carry freight and passengers to and from the Islands. The vessel that bears that illustrious name today has served as the Hyannis - Nantucket route “workhorse” since 1987.
Sr. Pauline LeBlanc, PBVM entered the congregation on September 24, 1957 and recently celebrated her 60 years of being a Presentation Sister. Sister began her career as an educator in St. Leo’s Elementary School in Leominster, MA. Her teaching positions included Sacred Heart in Woonsocket, RI; St. John’s in Clinton, MA; St. Mary’s in Stamford, CT; Holy Family in Fitchburg, MA and St. Benedict’s in Warwick, RI. Her role changed to that of Principal in 1983, when she administered St. Benedict’s school. In 1984, Sister went back to Holy Family and while she was teaching there, she was appointed to Secretary General of the Fitchburg Congregation. From 1991-2016, she was the Administrative Assistant for St. Bernard’s. Her favorite memories include teaching at Holy Family and St. Bernard’s elementary school. She was very happy to have her sister, Sr. Linda Leblanc enter the Presentation congregation in 1964.
Last night's sunset near Linnell Landing in Brewster last evening. In the minutes after I snapped this, the sun dropped behind those clouds, not to be seen again... there was just one fleeting moment of glory... and then it was gone! I hadn't walked that beach yet this spring, and was surprised at the erosion that took place due to the crazy storms of winter '18.
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The tail end of last night's moody sunset at Rock Harbor, right before the sun dropped behind that cloud. What a beautiful evening!