September 4, 2012

George Williams Skiff

Mention the term “skiff” to anyone who has lived around Woods Hole and they will immediately picture a George Williams skiff, a total old school classic and great for a multitude of purposes. The typical George Williams skiff is around 17 feet in length and made of painted pine plywood.  Powered by a small outboard motor, this versatile skiff is so synonymous with Woods Hole that it is often referred to as a Woods Hole skiff. The skiff’s configuration ranges form an open tiller steering to a specialized workboat with side steering and seating. The beautiful little skiffs draw little […]
September 3, 2012
Nat Chalkley

Nat Chalkley

If you’re looking to fish the waters of Cape Cod, Nat Chalkley is a local fishing expert. Chalkley has been fishing Cape Cod’s waters for over 20 years – so he knows all the tricks to fishing in this area. Chalkley grew up in Virginia and began fishing the James River as a young kid. He also spent much of his summer in Woods Hole fishing off of skiffs. By 17 years old, Chalkley worked as a mate on a charter boat and soon began commercially rod and reel fishing. He achieved his captain’s license at 19 and quickly started […]
August 31, 2012

OceanQuest

Woods Hole is home to some of the largest scientific organizations in the world – so who wouldn’t want to experience a little bit of science while visiting? One of the best ways to discover the environment around Woods Hole is aboard OceanQuest. OceanQuest is a 90-minute discovery cruise that provides an introduction to oceanography.  The discovery cruises provide a hands-on learning environment where passengers are encouraged to involve themselves in collecting data, working with equipment, and dealing with live creatures. Time during the cruise is divided among three stations: One station takes place in the stern of the ship […]
August 26, 2012

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Today, we think of Woods Hole as a village filled with waterside restaurants, shops, and some of the largest scientific establishments in the world.  But imagine a Woods Hole with clipper ships lining the harbor and sheep grazing on meadows with very few trees. The best place to discover the “old Woods Hole” is definitely the Woods Hole Historical Museum. You’ll find histories, pictures, and displays of the changes Woods Hole has undergone. One of the most noticeable changes is the landscape – Woods Hole used to be one large meadow, without any trees, and sheep grazing on all the land. […]