Tag Archives: Joe Testaverde

Fish Is A Fighting Food Poster From The US Office Of War Information 1945

Ann Kennedy submits-

Hi Joey.  I came across this cool poster online while doing some research for my blog.  Meat was scarce in NE in ’45 and as you know, the promotion of fish was widespread.  The poster was originally printed by the US Office of War Information.  (If you want to post the poster, no need to include my comment unless relevant.  The poster is available at www.artnectar.com.)  I just think it’s a great image.

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I know Joe Testaverde knows a little something about those take out baskets.  I’d like to have a nickel for every one I ever dumped on the culling table at the dock.  They had a long long life on the waterfront.  We also used the ones with the same types of frame but with net which would allow the ice to drop through.  Joe Testaverde, did they sell them with that canvas or with the net or once that duck canvas material wore away did they mend in the netting around the frame to keep use of them?  I can’t remember if they were sold with the net or if they were just repaired that way. I can’t be that old can I?

Whiting, cod, haddock, pollock they all got offloaded the same way.  They have a guy using that double pulley though and lifting it by hand.  In my day at least we got to use the winch.

Joe Testaverde Sends In Dolphin Photos From When The Boys Brought the Midnight Sun Up From Texas

Hey Joe, bet you didn’t know I took some pictures of you steaming across the harbor Monday from the roof of the Coast Guard station did ya?  Look for the multi-part series starting Friday on the Coast Guard Boats, Inside the Station, On the Roof, The Can Do Café (where they eat) and more.  They were great hosts and gave Manny and I incredible access.  It should be a great series.

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Joe Testaverde writes-

Joey I took these pics. between Cuba and Key West while we were bring the Midnight Sun home from Texas, I saw many sightings of marine animals on our 9 day trip ; mostly in the middle of the Gulf stream which gave as us a 3-6 knot push home. Also we were  "Red Sox Nation" from the time we left dock in Texas till we got home.  Joe T.

Thanks for the pictures Joe!!!!