Geno Mondello’s Dory Shop

I stopped by Geno’s Dory Shop at The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center yesterday.  Geno is currently working on a 17 foot hand line dory which will be auctioned off to benefit the Gloucester International Dory Race Organization.  The money raised through the raffle will be used to build more dorys.  Last year there were four dories and by the end of this year there will be eight.  The sport is just taking off thanks to the likes of Jimmy Tarantino, Glen Harrington, Katherine Richmond, Skip Levielle, and Kirk Dombrowski along with many other volunteers..

Look for my three part video series with Geno starting tomorrow which talks about the origins of dory racing, different types of dorys and how they are built and other surprises.

Geno Mondello’s Dory Shop, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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7 Responses to Geno Mondello’s Dory Shop

  1. *jon & karen says:

    What a great resource. Does he need help? gotta go check that out sometime.

    • Joey says:

      I don’t know if he needs help but I know that he’s been having seafood parties at the dory shop every Saturday. Might be worth it to swing by and check it out! This Saturday is Roller Derby though! Maybe next Saturday.

  2. Soundbounder says:

    Beautiful boat.
    The dory has such an attractive arc to its design.

  3. Nate says:

    Hi Joe,

    When is the dory auction taking place? I would like to buy some tickets.

    Nate G.

  4. john clary says:

    still in key west,(since Sen.Kennedys death no hurry to return to -Karls boat shop/to paint ‘MYA’any more,)hanging here still your spring,weathers starting to get alittle like summer here,in April,say hi to the wife,family,friend of Axel fixer,johnclary.

  5. Mike says:

    Does the Dory shop sell boats or is it part of a museum? If they do, how would I find the models and prices?


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