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Phyllis A doing things right!

Mary Barker Submits-

Hi Joey,

What a difference a day(or in this case a week) makes.  These photos of the Phyllis A were taken 6 days apart.   The snow storm was March 5, the lovely sunny day March 11.

The board of directors meeting was March 15.   Now I have to say, this is a group of people who know how to have a meeting!  Gloria Parsons greeted us in the morning with 

fresh home made cinnamon rolls and fruit, and of course coffee and tea.   Then for lunch Gloria made some wonderful homemade stews, salad, and to die for homemade cream puffs!   

Gloria is a seriously good cook!  I think I’m going to gain a bit of weight on this board.  

Among the topics for the board meeting was planning for public events to be held in April.  Events will be posted soon.  I know many of the Phyllis A events feature

Gloria’s cooking – well worth the trip if just for that!

Mary Barker

“Displaced By Fishing War” by Sean Horgan

Excellent article in the Gloucester Daily Times, written by Sean Horgan, published December 12, 2013.

“Joe Orlando still wakes up in the night, when the wind is whistling, and wonders if he should go down to the Gloucester House and make sure the Padre Pio’s lines are secure.

There still are days when the longtime Gloucester fisherman, as if lured by something invisible and irresistible, finds himself heading toward the dock to check on his boat.

“I say to myself, ‘What am I doing’?” Orlando said.

He is doing what he’s done for the past 30 years, what he’s done since he bought the 65-foot steel fishing boat in 1983 in partnership with his sister Angela Sanfilippo and her husband John.

There’s only problem: Orlando no longer owns the Padre Pio.”

Read the full article here:

Displaced by Fishing War: Gloucesterman haunted by urge to go to sea and loss of vessel

Padre Pio ©Kim Smith 2012Beautiful Padre Pio, Gloucester

More posts on GMG about the Padre Pio:

GLOUCESTER AT WORK

Game Over. It’s A Sad Day For Gloucester

The Gloucester Fleet

The Gloucester Fleet

“The Christina Eleni”

Phyllis A on the Rails From Kathy Chapman

Kathy Chapman writes-

The beautiful lines of Phyllis A’s hull will only be visible for a few weeks at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Work on her is being funded by a 2011 Community Preservation Act grant from the residents of Gloucester.

From the Phyllis A. Marine Association: By focusing on the gill-netting industry, we highlight a time in Gloucester’s history that is not currently well covered. The Phyllis A. was fished by the same Gloucester family for 75 years. Many people working in Gloucester’s fishing industry today, at some point, fished off the Phyllis A.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

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United States Coast Guard Video Of The Plan B Sinking

Click Here For The Many Pictures and Videos of The Plan B We’ve Taken Here at Good Morning Gloucester

BOSTON — The 81-foot fishing vessel Plan B sank approximately eight miles east of Kennebunkport, Maine, after taking on water, Tuesday.

The two fishermen aboard were unable to control flooding and were rescued by a good Samaritan before the vessel sank about three and a half hours after it began taking on water in approximately 286 feet of water. A ruptured pipe may have caused the flooding.

Because the Plan B was listing on its port side, Coast Guard crews determined the boat wasn’t safe to board the vessel to pump the water out of the boat.

U.S. Coast Guard Station South Portland recovered the boat’s emergency beacon, life raft and several pieces of large debris.

The boat produced a diesel fuel sheen approximately 200-feet by 200-feet when it sank. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the area for pollution, including a scheduled trip to the site by a Station South Portland boatcrew in the morning.

The Coast Guard protects the maritime ecosystems and natural resources important to our national economy and
essential to the livelihood and way of life for coastal communities.

ALL HEART!!! OUR MEN THE SANFILIPPOS ENDURE ANOTHER WEEK ON EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE!

After overcoming an enormous time deficit our guys pushed through to avoid elimination on last night’s Expedition Impossible on ABC.

Joe, Nino and Gus Down In The Fish Hold Of The Captain Domenic

I’m telling you these guys are ALL HEART! 

THEY WILL NOT QUIT- WILL NOT BACK DOWN!   FISHERMAN’S PRIDE BABY!!!!

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

Video- Watch Expedition Impossible Episode II Featuring Our Gloucester Fishermen The Sanfilippos

Don’t forget to watch Thursday Night at 9PM on ABC.  If you can’t watch the show, set your DVR to record it!

This clip is 26 minutes into the show, click the arrow to watch it on hulu-

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Here are some of the exclusive pictures I took of our Hometown Heros aboard The Sanfilippos Gloucester Dragger, The Captain Domenic-

I took one from down in the Fish Hold Looking Up at Them on deck

Joe, Gus and Nino

Our Buddy Gloucester Fisherman Joe Sans On Expedition Impossible Fiesta 5 K Race Results and Pictures

photos from GMG Photog extraordinaire David Cox-

Check out Nino, Joe and Gus On Expedition Impossible Thursday Night at 9PM on ABC

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Don’t forget to watch Expedition Impossible every Thursday night at 9PM on ABC.

Tonight Don’t Forget To Watch Our Boys The Gloucester MA Sanfilippo Fishermen On Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible TONIGHT!

-and if you are going to be at The Fiesta, don’t forget to set your DVR to record the whole series.

Joe Sanfilippo has told me that we will be proud of the work ethic and attitude from our hometown men- Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo on the primetime network show which premiere’s on ABC tonight at 9PM!

Mark Burnett recently joined twitter and will be live tweeting during the show.  As you know Mark Burnett doesn’t spare any expense and the production values for this show will be over the top (like everything else he does, like Survivor for example).

Here are some pictures of Joe, Gus and Nino on their Gloucester Fishing Boat The Captain Domenic-

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From ABC-

In celebration of his new, epic summer reality series, “Expedition Impossible,” Mark Burnett will be up on Twitter at @MarkBurnettTV on Thursday, June 23 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET and PT, during the premiere of the show, to offer commentary on the exciting action taking place, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

In addition, ABC.com will host a live “Chat Party” during the airing of “Expedition Impossible,” where viewers can come to the site, take a look at Mark’s tweets and chat with other fans during the show.  The “Chat Party” will go live at 9:00 p.m., ET/6:00 p.m., PT on Thursday and remain live until the conclusion of the west coast airing at 10:00 p.m., PT.

For more on “Expedition Impossible,” visit ABC.com at http://abc.go.com/shows/expedition-impossible.

On the premiere episode, “Sun! Sand! Sahara!,” the 13 teams of ordinary Americans set out on the adventure of a lifetime across the ancient kingdom of Morocco, battling rugged terrain, untamable animals and each other. After facing the sand dunes of the Sahara and the cliffs of Todra Gorge, one team will be eliminated.

Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts the show.

Featuring high adventure and human drama, “Expedition Impossible” follows 13 teams of 3, racing in a fun expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? And if one person quits, the entire team is eliminated. After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well a new Ford Explorer.

Here’s a four part video series I taped with the guys-

Video- Meet The Gloucester Fishermen From Mark Burnett’s Expedition Impossible

15 Minute Preview Of The First Episode of ABC’s Expedition Impossible Available Now Online Featuring Nino, Joe and Gus Sanfilippo from Gloucester MA

The show premieres the 23rd at 9PM on ABC. Don’t forget to set your DVR!
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Click here to see it, the screen shot above was taken from 5 minutes and 8 seconds in

For all of our Insider Expedition Impossible Coverage Click Here For Other Pictures and Videos

Here are some exclusive pictures we took aboard The Sanfilippo Gloucester Dragger The Captain Domenic-

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