We first ran across the McKean fleet of antique Macks at the Barrington Truck Show in Barrington, New Hampshire (third Sunday in August every year).
This year we followed the McKean Macks from Epping back to Henniker for a morning shoot. On a way bright sunny day ( 🙁 ) the McKean staff were more than willing to turn the trucks out for display.
The McKean / Ayer & Goss website lists the following trucks as part of the collection.
1942 Mack ED pickup
1946 Mack EH oil truck
1950 Mack A40 propane truck with 1967 Mississippi tank body
1940 Mack DE utility truck
1951 Mack LF tractor
1954 Farrell Oil Tank Trailer
1956 Mack B85 tractor
1951 Trinity twin barrel propane tanker
1985 Mack Superliner tractor
1953 Massey Harris propane fired tractor
1930s Reproduction Oil Tank Wagon
On a bright sunny day, ya’ gotta love ‘Shell Oil Yellow’
Thank you Skip McKean Transport and staff.
Barrington Truck Show ~ 2015
For over 50 years the Barrington Old Truck Show has been a fixture on a single Sunday late in August each summer out back of Calef’s Store at the RTS 125/9 junction in Barrington, New Hampshire. Lots of disappointment when the 2015 Barrington Truck Show moved out of town a ways down the road to the Star Raceway in Epping, NH.
Trucks and truckers were spotted headed north to Barrington as we headed south to Epping.
Not the same on lots of levels : attendance, commercialism, cost to the spectator, organization & grouping of vehicles, and the grounds in general. Check out the 2014 blog entry.
Change : Change for the better??
Let’s wait and see the 2016 Barrington Old Truck Show’s location:
Is a return to the Town of Barrington possible?
All the same some way nice trucks on an overcast day.
My favorite fleet thanks to Skip McKean and ‘The Only Henniker On Earth’
One of the last in line and last to the show but one of the best in the show.
August 8, 2015
Away Bout to the tune of 120 – 366 in favor of the visiting Twin State Derby / Upper Valley Vixens.
Bout Gallery Link (100 imgs)
Expanded Bout Gallery Link (300+ imgs)
Gorgeous scenery, like-minded folks, and an experienced teacher-photographer. What better way to get back on track photographically.
After a hard winter battling the elements on a number of fronts we got out to the mid-coast of Maine, Rockport-Rockland and the ferry out to Vinalhaven with Dee Peppe of Coastal Maine Photo Tours fame.
Debbie apropos in front of Robert Indiana’s sculpture and ‘Exile on Main Street‘ home on Vinalhaven.Wonderful Porch
An imagery challenge on the ferry ride home. (two of ten) Thank you Dee Peppe
Way out on the tip of the St Georges peninsula sits Port Clyde, Maine, the Marshall Point Light and the ever present wooden dories.
This harvestable and sustainable seaweed supports a working community of between 70 to 90 dulse ‘cowboys’ out of Dark Harbour on the rugged protected and inaccessible western side of Grand Manan, NB Canada.
In addition to the dulse harvesters, three to four buyers are part of this Grand Manan mariculture mix.
Friendly guys who were more than willing to have their pictures taken and be chatted up: Thank you!
‘Try it, you’ll like it,” as they hit you up with a handful of ‘the best’ dulse. Roll it up one way, flip the roll and roll it back out the other. Dry it once per side. Done in one warm sunny day. Rugged cliffs to the right and to the left with a large brackish lagoon protected by a stone and driftwood seawall form Dark Harbour on the sheltered and inaccessible western side of Grand Manan. The structures are more on the order of hunting or fishing camps than year round domiciles.
The tides and the weather drive the ‘dulse cowboys’ work schedule with the dulse being accessible for harvest only at low tides.
High tide limited access today.The channel to the ocean beyond the lagoon is at the point where the tree line ends.It appeared that good health and a willingness, a sound dory, a pickup truck and a place to sleep would support one in the Dark Harbour dulse trade.
The Dulse Cowboys of Dark Harbour Grand Manan, NB Canada
Machias Seal Island – Bay of Fundy
A US – Canada Territorial Dispute
In this day of automated lighthouses serviced by helicopter Canada keeps a lighthouse keeper at the Machias Seal Island light to maintain sovereignty and a record of continuous habitation.
On this particular day the swells were too high to attempt a landing. Had to content myself with shooting from a rolling, pitching and surging boat.
The Grand Manan lobster fishery experienced its most profitable catch this past season.
The out and back journey of 90 minutes each way gave me a gut appreciation for making one’s living at sea. My vestibular system was sorely disrupted. Even a day later as I sit here I still feel the pitching and rolling and am slightly nauseated.
Another good reason to live in the mountains.
Ile Grand Manan
The Bay of Fundy and the Labrador Current
New Brunswick, Canada
North Head ~ Swallowtail Light
North Head Harbour
Company Herring Boats to Transport Herring From the Weirs but No Herring
The Bigger Lobster Boats Are Being Outfitted for Scallops. The Fleet Leaves Sunday for a Week of Scalloping.
Seal Cove at Low Tide
Old Wharves and Processing Plants
I Wondered What the Inside Was Like