Monthly Archives: August 2014

GloucesterCast 08/03/14 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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GloucesterCast 08/03/14 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Podcast, GloucesterCast,Joey Ciaramitaro, Bluefin Blowout, Steve Corbett, Chum Cutter, Sidewalk Bazaar, Summer Vortex, Drew Hale, Mile Marker one, Miss Fern, Tuna.Com, Wicked Tuna,
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Stevie Corbett Proving That His Product The Chum Cutter Is Tournament Tested! -A Fish Rodeo

This is how you do it! Congratulations again,Stevie Corbett and the crew of the Osprey!

You see that smile?  that’s the smile of a guy that knows he created a brilliant piece of equipment that helped catch him a nice bluefin.

Tournament tested, The CHUM CUTTER!!!!

Here’s Steves brilliant Chum Cutting device-

Our buddy Stevie Corbett designed something so simple, so efficient so time saving for ANYONE that does ANY amount of fishing.  Unless of course you’d rather spend your time chopping up bait for hours instead of getting your lines in the water.

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Can’t catch fish when your  lines are dry.

Check it out at http://chumcutter.com/

Filmed at Beacon Marine-

   Just $169.00   * 100% FREE SHIPPING *  for a limited time

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  • Cuts a 5 gallon bucket of bait in 3 minutes
  • Comes with 10″ Dexter Serrated Knife
  • Made out of Marine Grade Starboard Plastic
  • Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Portable, fits on any size boat
  • Made to last for years
  • US./EU.patent pend.

Nichole Schrafft Photos-

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Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Captain Tom Ellis Schooner Lannon ©Kim Smith 2014Captain Tom Ellis, skipper of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, hanging the ensign and drying out the sails after a rainstorm.

Captain Tom explains that in days gone by this would be a common sight in Gloucester Harbor, to see crews opening their sails to dry. Although it’s not necessary today because sails are constructed of synthetic fiber rather than cotton, on the Lannon, they dry their sails so that when the schooner departs with guests on board, the passengers don’t get doused when the sails are unfurled.

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Captain Tom Ellis Schooner Lannon whirlygig ©Kim Smith 2014

In his spare time, Captain Elllis hand carves beautiful whirlygigs. 

To learn more about the gorgeous Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and to book a charter or public sail visit their website at Schooner Sails.

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Nights on the Neck and Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Sneak Peak

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Two great events you don’t want to miss on Thursday, August 7 on Rocky Neck.
Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Contemplation: Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann and Beyond, featuring world and local talent Opening Reception to be held on Saturday August 9, 4-6. First Peek at Nights on the Neck, Thursday, August 7, 5-9. Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester.

2014 Bluefin Blowout Day Two

In similar fashion to the tournament’s opening day, Day #2 of this year’s Bluefin Blowout also ended with two large Bluefin Tuna being landed.  The Osprey and the Tonno (Italian for tuna) both brought fish to the dock.

This year’s event was fantastic and it is safe to say, with such enthusiasm from organizers, participants, vendors, and spectators, it is only going to get better. I’m already looking forward to next year.  This tournament provides a new take on the already rich summer schedule that Cape Ann offers and I hope it continues for years to come!

In all, 53 boats were entered and four scored some pretty phenomenal bluefin tuna!

The Miss Fern’s fish weighed in at 805 pounds

Tuna.com tipped the charts with a 913 pounder

The Osprey’s fish showed 497 on the scale

and a 588 pound fish was brought in by The Tonno

 

Check out the event’s website for updated information.

Bluefin Blowout

2014 Bluefin Blowout- Swagalicious

That Cape Ann Tuna Club Gear Is A Winner All Day Long

No Fishing from Bridge, circa 1940

The Railroad Bridge, which crosses the Annisquam River in Gloucester, was a crucial link to the mainland, carrying visitors, goods. The Eastern Railroad built the Gloucester line in 1847, and it was extended to Rockport in 1861. These fishermen seem to be onto the fish, but even today, it's not a safe place to fish from.

The Railroad Bridge, which crosses the Annisquam River in Gloucester, was a crucial link to the mainland, carrying visitors and goods. The Eastern Railroad built the Gloucester line in 1847, and it was extended to Rockport in 1861. These fishermen seem to be onto the fish, but even today, it’s not a safe place to fish from.

Community Photos 8/3/14

Supremes/Art Haven Mural Completed!

Hey Joey.

Some shots of long-time Cape Ann artist Rob (now down from Maine and his studio at Redbones in Someville) and folks/kids from Art Haven (Sophie with her mermaid) redoing the Supreme’s mural on Chestnut Street…

Best, Chris Rogers.

Susan LaRosa from The 2014 Bluefin Blowout-


Updated photos of the Schooner Adventure From Mary Barker

Hi Joey,

The Adventure’s crew and volunteers continue to be hard at work.   This past week they were doing a lot of scraping and painting and sharpening scrapers on deck. The crews bunks, storage areas and head in the fo’c’s’le are nearing completion and prep work in the galley area initiated.   Small projects in the engine room continue.  The float is being worked on as well.   This week the Adventure had plenty of company with the Harvey Gamage, Lady Maryland, and Roseway docked along side.   How wonderful to walk down the pier to the sight of 4 sets of spars.  Never a dull moment.

Mary Barker


Loading Gloucester fishing boats with Ice – great Charlie Lowe and David Cox photos from day’s past

Hey Joey -
Where are those great old repeat ice customers, when you need them today ?
Scott Memhard, President & General Manager
Cape Pond Ice Company, Inc.


Squam Day 2014 From Elinor Teele

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Wind From Peter Digre-

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Photo from July 2014/Ardelle/Janet Rice


Sunset Plum Cove Beach / photos from Anthony Marks

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