Farewell to the Winter of 2017-18. My blog has been on break since January 2014, but summer monitoring in Provincetown and Wellfleet has continued each year on schedule. In the months ahead, I'll review the highlights of the last few seasons and discuss some of the current issues being considered for the marine invasives program. In early April, I visited the McMillan Pier and was able to photograph some of the changes in the configuration of the floating docks during winter's off-season. Below is a series of photos of the two floating dock complexes and a third finger pier on the east side of the main pier.
Several Secondary Docks Removed During Winter
Several secondary docks on the south side of the primary dock have been removed leaving their securing pilings behind. While out of the water, the polyethylene floats can be thoroughly cleaned, which will provide a clean surface for settling plants and animals once the docks are back in the water. The docks sit fairly low in the water so the the sides of the floats on docks still in the water can also be cleaned in place. In April, the docks were home to numerous seagulls, so there will be plenty of clean-up to perform in preparation for the summer fishing and boating season.
Second Floating Dock Complex In Service
Finger Pier with No Floating Docks
Missing Gangway to First Floating Dock
Gangway to Second Floating Dock
(See also MacMillan Pier Images in the Sidebar).
Winter at MacMillan Pier: I am Provincetown