Category Archives: Working Boats
The Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise”
I caught the Hard Merchandise from the TV Show Wicked Tuna unloading a few Bluefin Tuna at the State fish Pier on Sunday Morning. One of the Tv crew members said the shows they’re filming now to November will air in February 2015. So you may get lucky and watch them film on the Gloucester waterfront. The Hard Merchandise has been fishing for years here in Gloucester way before the TV show. They dock at the wharf behind the Madfish Galleries on Rocky Neck. I’m sure all their Fans will enjoy these photo’s. Video’s coming soon.
5:00AM First Boat Of The Day, The Mighty Cabaret V
Captain Pete is looking at the stinky bait thinking to himself- “Do I really wanna do this?”
Stretch Pete, you’re gonna get through it.
Setting Up the Davit
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We were on our good friends’ boat the other day with their 3 children, our two boys, and two additional cousins. As we watched all of the children laugh and chill on the bow while we made our way around the back shore of Gloucester, he said, “I love that these kids are all growing up so salty.”
Well, me too.
Today the boys asked if I would do a post in which they could talk about how they haul lobster traps. How do you say “no” to that! So, as they hauled some gear, I took a bunch of photos and they taught me what was up along the way.
This is what they had to say….
Time to slop on some paint.
The “Blue Ocean”
A converted eastern rigged side dragger. Not sure if this boat is fishing at the moment. It has moved from mooring to mooring in Gloucester Harbor for the past year.
Don’t miss the premiere of this very special Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow night at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. This special was shot on location at Alchemy Bistro (at the same time as Nat Geo was shooting) and Mile Marker One. Allen gets some of the Wicked Tuna captains to tell him what music they play aboard ship for good luck catching fish. Then he performs his Howard Blackburn hit “Not With Ya Hands” for them. Mix in a Wicked Tuna Seafood Throwdown and a few other surprises for a show you don’t want to miss. Here’s a short preview of the energy you can expect from this show!