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Seal & Seabird Watch

March 10, 2018 by Beth Colt

Join the fun Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole.  Guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided. Registration is required.  To attend please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Seal & Seabird Watch

February 25, 2018 by Beth Colt

Join the fun Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole.  Guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided. Registration is required.  To attend please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Oil Spill Woods Hole News

February 12, 2018 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole newsOn Sunday January 21, Woods Hole citizens reported an oil spill in Woods Hole, visible at the Town Dock on Great Harbor next to the NOAA aquarium.  Coast Guard, Mass DEP and other first responders jumped to attention, containing the spill with absorbent cotton booms that kept the slick from blowing. 

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Boats circled the harbor all night protecting the boomed area, and the situation was improved by quiet, calm weather which allowed for better containment.  Crews from Clean Harbors worked for the next several days with cotton batting and other absorbent materials to remove the spill and rescue affected wildlife.  Truckloads of materials were hauled on and off over the course of several days until the water was clean again.

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On January 25th, a press conference was held at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, the room filled with concerned citizens, scientists, responders and journalists.  The cause of the spill had not yet been identified, but investigators said that analysis of the diesel bilge oil had them close to announcing a culprit.  If you are interested in a video of this press conference, please check out this live post from the Woods Hole Inn Facebook page.

Woods Hole news

Coast Guard reported at this press conference that over 20 sea birds had been found on the shoreline dead, but that due to a recent cold snap it was not possible to say how many were killed by exposure to the oily debris.

Woods Hole news

On January 30th, the Coast Guard released news that the spill was caused a tug boat Ocean King owned by Patriot Marine.  Charges for the rescue and clean up efforts, as well as possible penalties and fines for not self-reporting the spill will be issued to Patriot Marine.   Ocean King is a 95 foot tug built in 1950 —  see her in her 70 year old glory, tied up at the Woods Hole dock here

Coast Guard ensign Nathan Mendes led the spill clean up efforts.  Stationed right here in Woods Hole, our community is lucky to have these brave men and women at the ready to help with this sort of crisis.  A recent trip down to the Woods Hole waterfront shows no sign of the impact of this event, thanks to the readiness and hard work of crews.

Eel Pond with houseboat in winter

Bringing you this news live from Woods Hole, thanks to the citizen journalists of the Woods Hole Inn

 

Marine Life in Norway

January 31, 2018 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole Public Library presents Marine Life in Norway a talk eith Alex Bocconcelli, PhD, a marine mammal expert of WHOI.  Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.

Ocean Science Cafe presents Sharks and Seals and Humans, Oh My!

January 31, 2018 by Beth Colt

Ocean Science Cafe presents Sharks and Seals and Humans, Oh My! Learn about the role of seals in Cape Cod waters.  Ocean Science Cafe will be held on the last Wednesday of the Month through March, where guests can chat with WHOI Scientists and learn more about the ocean around us.  Doors will open at 6pm, please register for your seat in advance to Joanne Tromp at jtromp@whoi.edu or 508-289-2252.

MBL Seminar Series

January 29, 2018 by Beth Colt

The Marine Biological Laboratory presents the MBL Seminar Series.  This seminar features Dr. Gregory Gavelis speaking on Microbes With “Stolen” Plastids, Genes, and Eyes Cast Endosymbiosis in a New Light.

Bill Staines Live

January 28, 2018 by Beth Colt

Bill Staines live in concert, presented by the Woods Hole Folk Music Society.  Family friendly and lots of fun, don’t miss this wonderful evening!

Valentine’s Day at the Woods Hole Inn

January 22, 2018 by Beth Colt

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or absolutely loathe it, the holiday is the perfect opportunity (or excuse!) to get away. This year, we’re doing something special, with steep discounts on all the rooms and too-good-to-pass-up add ons. Join us for two nights and you’ll have a bottle of chilled Prosecco waiting when you arrive, an order of “Oyster & Pearls” plus two craft brews at Quicks Hole Tavern, and a hearty breakfast to start the day in our sunny reading room. Plus, we’ll let you decide which weekend is better for you — the one before or the one after — Valentine’s Day.  Check out the pricing here.

So, pack your bags, bring your loved one, and enjoy the peace and quiet of Cape Cod in the winter! Woods Hole Inn is across the street from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal, so adventurous souls need not feel restless. Other options: the best pastries on Cape Cod at Maison Villatte (we recommend the chocolate chip cookies, chocolate almond croissants and olive cheese bread), a picturesque sunset walk on the Knob, or a day trip to the National Seashore. 

For those of you inclined to stay inside, we’ve got you covered with 600 thread count sheets and all the rom coms you could ever want. 🙂

See pricing details here, and call (508) 495-0248 to book today! 

Middle image via Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association

St. Patrick’s Day Special!

January 21, 2018 by Beth Colt

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which we would argue is the perfect excuse to celebrate the fun holiday all weekend long! We’ll be “cheers-ing” with cold beers at the Tavern (right down the road), and we’re inviting you to join in on the fun, Cape Cod style. 

Book your visit at the Woods Hole Inn and receive 10% off your stay, plus 2 Guinness beers and a small Charcuterie plate at Quicks Hole Tavern, just a skip and a hop from the Inn and across from the Martha’s Vineyard Steamship Authority. Take a stroll down picturesque Falmouth Main Street, or venture to the Vineyard for a sneak peak at the cozy off season (we’ll direct you to our favorite lunch spots). Who would say no to a yummy weekend on the Cape, right as the weather starts to warm up, and the salty spray from the ocean smells of summer? 

To book your visit online, use code “Lucky,” or call our front desk to make a reservation (508) 495-0248. See pricing details here

Dance & Book Talk with Dunya Diane McPherson

January 17, 2018 by Beth Colt

Dance & Book Talk with Dunya Diane McPherson at the Woods Hole Public Library.  She will be discussing her life growing up in Woods Hole, as well as her new book Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh.

Motherland

January 10, 2018 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Public Library will be screening the film: Motherland.  Motherland explores the busiest maternity hospital on the planet.  Read more at https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/events/event/film-motherland/

Motherland

January 8, 2018 by Beth Colt

The Woods Hole Public Library will be screening the film: Motherland.  Motherland explores the busiest maternity hospital on the planet.  Read more at https://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/events/event/film-motherland/

 

Also, this film will be shown on Wednesday, January 10, at 1 PM.

Poetry Readings

January 2, 2018 by Beth Colt

Nationally recognized high school poets will be sharing their winning poetry at the Woods Hole Public Library.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 31, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 29, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular

December 28, 2017 by Beth Colt

Ring in the New Year with a show you will remember with the local dancers the Brazen Belles Burlesque – Winter Spectacular! Book our Brazen Belle package for tickets.

Storm News

October 30, 2017 by Beth Colt

Woods Hole news

Tropical Storm Philippe hammered Woods Hole all last night and today with sad results out on Great Harbor where a fishing boat broke loose from the town dock and swept two house rafts off their moorings onto the beach.  Sustained winds of about 40 mph were observed, with highs at 60 mph clocked at Nobska Lighthouse and mid 70’s out on the Vineyard.  Ferries were cancelled all morning due to the high winds, and the coffee shops of Woods Hole were abuzz with all the storm news — gossip of tree limbs, roads blocked, cars obliterated.

boat accident on Woods Hole Great Harbor

By late afternoon the winds has subsided somewhat, and marine salvage experts were working with dive gear to get the stranded fishing vessel off the sand and back into deeper water.  Wind continued to drive into Great Harbor from the south with crews racing against the dusky end of day, making it difficult to imagine the situation will be resolved this evening.

Woods Hole breaking news

Many of Woods Hole’s year-rounders were clustered around the spectacle, hushed voices shared concern.  “Not sure how well lashed she was,” one person remarked of the large metal hulled fishing boat.  “Fog just upgraded that raft this season,” clucked another. 

storm photos Woods Hole

As the sun set and clouds raced across a newly blue sky, locals wandered back to bail their dinghies then off to warm kitchens and more talk of storm news over suppertime, the end of another stormy day on Cape Cod.storm Woods Hole

At the height of the storm mid morning, it was raining and the sun was out.  White caps were bursting across Eel Pond as the boats moored there quivered and dove on their moorings.  A huge flock of cormorants was clustered in the middle of the pond, and at certain points they dove through the waves fishing for minnows.  Here is a snippet of video from this exciting day of storm news:

 

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