Did You Know? (No Frozen Fishcakes Here)

That it’s not frozen processed fishcakes or lobster rolls with jalapenos (although there are definitely some hots in there), but strictly the real Gloucester’s Finest Kind?  The 2012 Gloucester’s Finest Kind calendar presents 12 of Gloucester’s working and one retired gillnetter, dragger and lobster boats and their crews as they really are – hardworking, hardy, fun loving, good looking men (and one lovely young woman) who make their livelihood from the sea, provide us with fresh fish and lobsters (whether previously liberated by Buddhist monks or not), and are part of that beautiful industry that made Gloucester great.  January features the crew of the Degelyse, and Captain Tuffy with two large unliberated lobsters.  Zach Jewell on the Lady J so naturally struck the perfect pose and was just too cute not to be on the cover.

The historic and beautiful small commercial fishing industry is in decline, drowning in the myriad state and federal regulations governing the industry.  A portion of the proceeds of this calendar will go to the Northeast Seafood Coalition, a 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to working with government regulators and environmental concerns to preserve the long-term health of fishery resources, fishing communities and the fishing industry.  The calendar will be available at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck, or if you are out of area, you can order your’s at http://www.khanstudiointernational.com/gloucester%20fisherman%20calendar.htm.  Celebrate Gloucester’s beautiful industry every day of 2012, and be a part of the solution. 

E.J. Lefavour


About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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7 Responses to Did You Know? (No Frozen Fishcakes Here)

  1. Cynthia Hill says:

    Joey, how many years ago did we discuss this? And you said the guys would never do it! Just because I suggested fewer shirts…….and maybe one of Capt. Tuffy’s large lobsters in lieu of pants!

  2. I will be back to get a few calendars for gifts…awesome image EJ…hmmm!!!!

  3. Alicia says:

    I will be picking one up for a single girlfriend of mine. She’s always on the lookout for a nice fisherman when she comes to visit!

  4. E.J. says:

    Which are you planning to pick up Alicia, a calendar, or a fisherman?

  5. Jenn Cullen says:

    Good one, EJ!

    I’ll definitely be in to get one or two (of both!). :)


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