Thursday, November 8, 2012

Diving Into Spectacle Island's History

Hello friends, Mike Murowchick here! As Save the Harbor's photographer and videographer, it was my pleasure to be able to attend our second free fall cruise to Spectacle Island on Saturday, October 27.  Despite the approach of Hurricane Sandy, the weather more than cooperated and we were able to enjoy a wonderful fall day.

Once the tide started to recede in the afternoon, visitors took to the beach in search of Spectacle's wonderful assortment of historic artifacts. Among the group of treasure hunters were Laura Fawcett and her friend Barbara Krasinski. Laura used to work for Save the Harbor as a Senior Marine Educator, and upon hearing about the fall cruise decided it would be a great opportunity to invite her friend Barbara out for a trip to Spectacle. The two self-titled "Harbor Hunnies" are both experienced snorkelers and seized the opportunity to put their wetsuits to the test. They dove right into the frigid harbor waters and immediately began their treasure hunt for submerged artifacts.

After returning to the beach, Bruce Berman, Save the Harbor's Director of Communications, and I interviewed Laura and Barbara about their time on Spectacle and their thoughts on Boston Harbor as a whole. They both had a blast snorkeling off the beach this late in the season, as the Harbor Islands are usually closed this time of year. They both agreed that the season should be extended to allow more people to take advantage of all Spectacle has to offer.

This is the first piece of a four-part interview series aimed at capturing the many faces and stories of Spectacle Island. Here is the interview:

More great pictures from the fall cruise can be found on our photobucket site, and be on the lookout for part 2 of my interview series - coming soon!

Mike Murowchick
Policy Intern / Photographer / Videographer
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

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