Photo by Bernard Ente.


2015, and what a year it’s been.

It’s the year I learned I could handle more than I thought my limits were. It’s the year I learned to just to leap forward, eyes open, into the wind.

It’s the year I was reminded all too often of how our time here is fleeting, and there isn’t a moment to waste.

As the one year anniversary of Captain John Doswell’s passing approaches, I pause to think about his legacy and the work the WHC family has continued in his absence.

This year, we expanded our Hidden Harbor Tours, exploring more locations around our working harbor. We hosted a Family Fun tour for kids and introduced hundreds of high school students to the opportunities and importance of the working waterfront on our education tours. We had a blast at the tugboat race, with close to a thousand people in attendance to cheer on the mighty vessels.

Did we do ok, Capt? I hope we’ve done you proud.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my co-volunteers at the WHC, – an amazing group of smart, talented and dedicated people who give their time and expertise to help make it all happen.

Please help support WHC with your tax-deductible donation – your donation goes towards funding the Working Harbor Committee’s mission to strengthen awareness of the working harbor’s history, vitality and importance today, and its opportunities for the future.

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee