Every time I see the schooner "Roseway" it brings back memories when I was a kid. During the 60's I'd see her come in for her yearly haul out. Back then she was a Boston pilot boat, she had a large pilot house,no topmasts and in big block letters on the sides of her hull "PILOT". Even then I was amazed such an old vessel was still working,especially in that role. Now she's back at the Rocky Neck Marine Railways...the oldest continuous working marine railway in the country!
Boston Pilot "Roseway"!
"Roseway" moves in to the yard as sails of the schooner "Thomas E. Lannon" tower behind!
Bow towering above!
"Roseway" and "Unicorn"!
Bows on a sunny day!
Boots and props!
Repairing damaged keel from a summer grounding in Maine!
Hauling up supplies!
Props and masts!
"Roseway" in her cradle!
Working on the rudder post!
Up on the "ways"!
Gulls on the roof!
Sailboat passes by!
Sunset over the railways!
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"!