Eastern Yacht Club

Guardians of the Eastern

Not long after capturing Glover's Regiment on the stage at the State Street Landing, I watched them load up into this boat and reenact the crossing of the Delaware. I shot frame after frame as they crossed in front of Marblehead Light and then watched them pause in front of the Eastern Yacht Club. As I watched through the viewfinder, I spotted one member of the regiment approach the bow and captured this image as he fired a shot back toward shore. It looked as though Glover's Regiment were the guardians of the Eastern - ready to take on all [...]

By |2018-12-03T21:43:07+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Taking the Launch from the Eastern Yacht Club

On June 30th, I had gone out to shoot both the sunrise and sunset. For the latter, I had decided on the pier at the Pleon Yacht Club and kept looking in front of me (towards Abbot Hall) and behind me (at the Eastern Yacht Club) as the sun dipped lower in the sky. At this point, the sun was casting a perfect golden glow over the EYC and I captured this frame just as a small group was taking the launch out to their boat moored in the harbor.

By |2018-07-15T19:30:19+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 of 2017 – #3 Lighting up the Eastern Yacht Club

While the annual Marblehead Fireworks show is a perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Harbor Illumination that precedes it is a unique Marblehead tradition that has become my favorite part of the night.  Knowing that I would be shooting from the Pleon Yacht Club this year, I told note of the location of the flares set up by the boy scouts and had this composition in mind when the flares were lit.  The resulting scene with red flares and a blue sky with perfect reflections in the water of the harbor made for my third favorite image [...]

By |2017-12-20T11:04:28+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Favorite|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lighting up the Eastern Yacht Club during the Harbor Illumination

While the Marblehead fireworks display is an impressive show (and this year's seemed especially awesome), I'm a much bigger fan of the harbor illumination that immediately precedes it.  One of the reasons I decided to shoot from the Pleon this year was its multiple vantage points for capturing the red flares encircling and illuminating Marblehead harbor. As the flares began to glow at 8:45pm, I shot toward Abbot Hall and then worked my way around.  Before long, there appeared a nearly endless display of glowing flares around the Eastern Yacht Club.  With the flares along the pier in the foreground, [...]

By |2017-07-05T20:08:16+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Fireworks|Tags: , , |14 Comments

Framed by the Pier House

This weekend, frostbite sailing took place in Marblehead harbor under Spring-like conditions and I couldn't pass up the chance to capture images of the sailboats maneuvering inside of the harbor.  In between closeups of the boats against familiar backdrops and shots taken by drone, I spotted sailboats passing through the open door of the Eastern Yacht Club pier house. I quickly recomposed my shot to include the whole of the EYC pier house just as a sailboat passed through the door opening.  The sun poked out from behind the clouds for a brief moment to add a warm glow to [...]

By |2017-02-20T21:05:55+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Marblehead Neck|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Sailing Past the Eastern Yacht Club

Another image from October 15 and one that came as I waited for the full moon to rise over Marblehead harbor.  I had set up at Crocker Park and used a borrowed lens with an incredible 400mm of zoom to explore the familiar harbor.  I spotted this sailboat coming into the mouth of the harbor and captured a few images of it as its sails reflected the light of the evening sun.  Finally, I caught the boat in perfect light while sailing past the Eastern Yacht Club. The appearance of the two sails and masts intrigued me - does anyone [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:26+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Marblehead Harbor|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Ready to Fire at the Eastern Yacht Club

Today's image seemed a fitting way to end the week and comes from a mid-May photoshoot that ended at the Eastern Yacht Club.  I had gone out on this evening chasing the clouds you see but was disappointed as they solidified before sunset blocking any light from adding color to the sunset sky.  With a few minutes to spare, I raced over to the EYC and captured this image of its cannon ready to fire under a darkening sky. Enjoy the weekend and the coming warm weather.  Summer has definitely arrived in Marblehead!

By |2016-11-06T12:03:30+00:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , |3 Comments

A Night at the Eastern Yacht Club

On May 19, I had made my way across the causeway and towards the pier shared by the Pleon and Eastern Yacht Clubs in the hopes of catching a nice sunset.  As luck would have it, the sunset never materialized as clouds closed up any gaps near the horizon and left me to shoot in an early blue hour. After capturing shots from the float at the end of the pier, I made my way back up and spotted the Eastern Yacht Club with its lights on.  The water in the harbor was calm and served to reflect those lights [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:03:31+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: From the Water|Tags: |5 Comments

Firing the Sunset Cannon

This is the third variation of the sunset cannon being fired at the Eastern Yacht Club that I've shared on this site.  The first was a part of a collection that made its way into my book exploring how each of the yacht clubs celebrates this unique Marblehead tradition.  The second explored the view of the sunset cannon being fired with Marblehead Light in the background.  On this date, I had gone out to shoot the sunset and ended up at the Pleon Yacht Club.  As the sunset petered out, I made my way a bit early to the car [...]

By |2016-11-06T12:04:00+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Full Moon and the Eastern’s Red Glow

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was set up to capture the full moon rising from Crocker Park when a red glow began to form on the Eastern Yacht Club and houses on Marblehead Neck.  This was the scene I stared at, dumbfounded, until I looked behind me and saw the purple light from a coming storm was the source of the mysterious red glow.

By |2015-07-07T20:18:35+00:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: moon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments