Thursday, September 6, 2012

Belfast Harbor, A Pretty Nice Place To Be.

If you know anything about the history of Belfast, you know it wasn’t all that long ago that Belfast had a reputation as Schmaltzport, indicating the amount of chicken fat in our fair waters. Back then about the only boats in the harbor were the tugs and some pretty beat up and fat laden work boats.  Not so today as a few of my photos from that one evening testify.
(Didn’t get her name) from Hilo Hawaii 
The “Almost Perfect” out of Treasure Island Florida
The “Oasis” from Kodiak Alaska
Here’s a beauty from The British Virgin Islands 
Of course we wouldn’t be complete without one from Newport RI 
And the prize for farthest travels.. the “Hassebas” from Eemnes, The Netherlands
I understand the the presence of these boats from their many different Ports of Call would mean little to the harbors of Camden, or Bar Harbor, or Boothbay. But to my knowledge those esteemed yachting destinations haven’t been through the transformation that Belfast has seen.
We’ve got some catching up to do but we’re on our way. Right now though, Belfast is a pretty nice place to be.


  1. Very nice; with Front Street Shipyard in place, I expect that many boaters will discover Belfast's charms!

    1. Thanks PenPaddles..It's been a joy seeing the transformation. By the way, even though I may not comment, I still very much enjoy your blog.