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Thanks to the Reality Fan Forum we can identify the contestants that I captured as they embarked on the first leg of The Amazing Race 17 on our lobster boats right across from the dock here in East Gloucester. This may help fans identify which boats their favorite teams are on as we learn more about who is who.
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When the first episode starts you can look for your favorite teams by which are on the boats as follows- Purple and Yellow Team on The Jennie C (Dark Green Lobster Boat skippered by Tom Lupo).
The Lime Green Team who are on the Tuna.com (a black tuna boat) and were in the lead according to my wife as they left Eastern Point and headed down East Main Street Gloucester within the first hour of the race they were the drop dead gorgeous all female team according to first hand accounts.
The Dark Green Team of Connor Lawrence Diemand-Yauman and Jonathan Schwartz . Both Princeton Class of ’10, could they be Team Nassoons? (A Princeton a capella singing group). Credit to David Walter of The Ink for the COMPLETE REVEAL via Reality Fan Forum also the Blue team aboard the Karyn D (a Rockport based lobster boat) skippered by Ryan Drohan.
Team Turquoise and Team Grey(with hints of Maroon) aboard the Karen Lynn (a light gray tuna boat) Team Turquoise- Stephanie Smith (22) and Chad Waltrip (25)—Newly Dating. Both are currently in Jacksonville, Fl. She is the former MISS SOUTH CAROLINA USA 2009. Credit to Macaroons for the Complete REVEAL here. via Reality fan Forum
Team Pink and Team Orange aboard The Lady J (a white lobster boat with blue trim skippered by Dave Jewell) Team Orange- two black guys who may or many not be a little effeminate (not that there’s anything wrong with that) :) and Team Pink an all female team.
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As promised we have more Amazing Race 17 coverage from the very start when the teams were let out of the bus. If you click on the first pic it will enlarge to the full sized photo to get you right up close to the action. The second pic is a version that will fit in your browser window when you click on it.
For all of the Good morning Gloucester Amazing Race 17 Kick Off Coverage with over 8 posts with pictures and videos to date click here
As you can see when you click on the larger picture the name of the bus company is M&L Transit. It looks as if the windows have a black layer of sheathing that is velcro over where the windows are the entire length of the bus.
In this second set of pictures the teams have disembarked the bus and are waiting to walk down the gangway to get on the lobster boats. First hand accounts say that there were production people among the contestants reminding them to not talk among one another. The contestants were not supposed to even speak to their respective teammates at this point.
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Here’s another couple of pictures of one of the lobster boats the Jennie C with the purple and yellow team aboard
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Like yesterday clicking on this first pic will give you the super blown up version where you can pan in and the second picture when clicked on will be the same picture but able to be viewed in your browser without going outside of the screen.
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I’d like to ask if could people not simply copy and paste this entire post onto message boards and instead copy the url of this blog post to share. Lots of work goes into blogging and at the very least good form is to post a sentence with a link back to a newspaper or blog post saying for the rest of the story go here- http://www dot xyz story dot com
Now for the good stuff, some more insider dish on the process of how they get the contestants to the start of the race!
From what was overheard the contestants are flown in on private chartered jet with the windows blacked out so they have no idea where they are landing. They are then ushered directly into a bus which has completely blacked out windows and they are not supposed to talk to each other at all. They got off the bus at The State Fish Pier In Gloucester which is where I started taking video and where they boarded the fishing boats. With the weather being unseasonably warm they could have easily mistaken Gloucester for a warmer climate port. You can click on this link to see all the pictures of what takes place at The State Fish Pier in Gloucester
More to come later……
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Dave Jewell Trains Frankie In The Art Of Setting A Lobster Trawl
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Here’s some more pictures of the clay pipe that Dave Jewell got up in his lobster gear. He thinks the pipe must have been secured in a box that busted open during last weeks coastal storm because the pipe was in such good condition.
It’s frickin cold out this morning. It can be deceiving because it is sunny but believe me when Dave Jewell and all the rest of my fishermen are bundled up like this, you should be too.
CJ Morgante, Major League Soccer Referee Talks Lobstering
Here’s CJ, once again hopping right in to offload the crates of lobsters.
He hasn’t once been afraid to get his hands dirty or dive right into something. As a matter of fact he was so gung ho the first day he showed up he was helping to grade lobsters and after about an hour I saw his hands were all cut up. I got him a pair of gloves immediately but I have a hunch he wouldn’t have said a word about it and just toughed it out.
Here’s CJ heading back to the dock after his second day lobstering.
If you’ve been following along you know that CJ Morgante, Major League Soccer Referee asked for the real Lobsterman experience. Frank set him up on three different boats to go lobstering in three days. That’s pretty cool if you ask me for a boy from Pennsylvania with no ties to Gloucester to just roll up here and hop aboard the boats and get to it.
Day Two- Aboard The Lady J with Captain Dave Jewell and mate Goulart.
Yet another series begins today- Fishermen Tattoos. This one is a tribal fish hook on Dave Jewell’s calf.
Dave stopped by the dock to pick up his check on his way back from a charter with some bluefish he had caught in his lobster tank.