St. Peter's Fiesta 2009 is now a memory but what a memory it was! Controversy surrounded Saturday's Greasey Pole when all time Greasy Pole champ Salvi Bensen's crew from his boat "Salvage Star" ripped down the flag! You see Salvi maintains the pole adding the grease. He usually anchors just off the beach but with high tide and a large beach crowd many couldn't see the pole. The police moved in to tell him to move and things got heated. He did pull up anchor but as he was leaving his crew ripped down the flag in the process! This caused about a 30 minute delay while a new replacement flag was located. The first replacement flag was too short so another was found.
The rest is a collection of Greasy Pole activity that I had yet to post.
St. Peter in HDR !
Salvage Star !
Police boat moves in!
1st replacement flag!
2nd replacement flag!
Environmental Police fixing 2nd replacement flag!
The sun did show it's self on Saturday!
Sunday....Singing the National Anthem!
A girl and her dog!
Girl flies kite from boat!
"E" police tangled in lobster gear!
Spiderman & saggy "hooters"!
Walkers get a ride!
It's not easy.....
Greasy Pole Shuttle!
Could be Irish/Italian?
The walkers on the platform!
No caption....just figure it out!
Half way down!
Hang in there!
A penquin goes swimming!
Wig hit the water first!
Wonderwoman gets wet!
Spiderman still standing!
Film maker Emile Doucette goes swimming while filming!
Emile treading water while the champ goes under!
Showering off the makeup & grease!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!