And Now for Something Completely Different

Behind me on the Mystic Marine fueling dock in Charlestown was this boat. It’s a Chris Craft Stinger, a cigarette boat probably 32 feet long with at least 500 horse power.

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Of course the skipper was a character (and great guy). He was living in Miami and bought the boat in 1985 from the producers (Michael Mann?) of the TV series Miami Vice when she had only twelve hours on her. This kind of boat was used in the first season of the series. It was probably sold because they used a Wellcraft the next season. Here in Boston, seeing the fishing gear, the Coast Guard asked if he really fished off it. He told them he did everything off it – it was the only boat he had. (I think he might also be living on it).

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I followed him as he cruised downtown Boston. The boat really rumbled.

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There are always new or different things when I’m cruising the harbor, but this one stood out. And, Miami Vice was a great show visually and sonically with acting parts for the likes of Miles Davis and Frank Zappa.

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One Comment

  1. Garth Davidson September 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    A lot to look at – and all of it clear, well-placed in the visual space

    I like the clear daylight of all your pictures. Since they are shot outdoors, on the water, you take full advantage of the saturated luminosity of the settings.

    Very interesting to meander down little byways, then break out into wide vistats of water – and to go back and forth between buildings, landscapes with no buildings, images with multiple objects, images with single objects, the rising and shrinking of scale, but always from ( more or less ) the same distance – from the water. Like the title too.

    Good work – a visitor goes along for the full ride once they have looked at one or two ..

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