Coast Guard f/n Samantha Hughes Reads from Macbeth

Coast Guard station Gloucester's Samantha Hughes was the first on base to volunteer for the Gloucester Shakespeare Project - a community-based reading project designed to encourage local residents to take a crack at reading Shakespeare out loud, on camera.

She read from Macbeth.

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Squid and Calamari at the Cut Bridge in Gloucester, Ma.

Local Gloucester, Ma. fisherman Sean Renard, second shift FedEx foreman, discusses squid fishing at the cut bridge on the Annisquam River in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Squid make excellent striped bass bait. They're also good eating when fried or cooked Italian style with pasta and red sauce.

Calamari recipes from the Food Network.


When the Weather Gets Bad, Channel 16 Gets Busy

Gale force winds are a recurring theme in New England waters during the late fall, throughout the winter and and during the spring. The blow almost exclusively from the wesdt/nrothwest, arriving as cold dry air spills down over New England from the vast open plains of the Canadian Shield.

The winds are powerful, gusty and persistent.

And along much of the New England coastline, they blow offshore.

Listen in on as Coast Guard vhf radio channel 16 watchstander warns boaters of the approach of one these windstorms. Typically the weather is sunny, crisp and cold. Large boats that can't hold anchor in the approaching winds are advised to put out to sea, to avoid drifting through crowded ports and harbors.