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Chickity Check It! the H-Bomb Goes Lobstering With Geno Mondello

The art of Lobstering
Heading out to sea with Gloucester lobsterman Geno Mondello

Food for Thought Heather Atwood

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Eight-legged, with 21 body segments and a brain the size of a grasshopper, a lobster inhales through its legs and exhales through its head, extracting oxygen on the way through its gills.

Lobsters can smell. While officially they don’t "hear," it is said that traps are usually empty on July 5, leaving many to believe lobsters hear enough to hide from the fireworks the night before.

Lobstering is the oldest continuous business in Massachusetts.

Click the Picture Below For The Video’s Featuring Geno Building Dories At His Dory Shop and out On His Lobster Boat

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Sean Gives Back To His Gay Fans

Last summer Sean aboard the Degelyse did a swan dive off the roof here at the dock in his jock strap.

What some people probably don’t realize is that the photos you see here are actually hosted on a picture hosting site called Flickr.  On Flickr you can do searches for just about anything and up pop results in the form of pictures.

So evidently many gay guys  do searches for jockstrapped men and up pop photos of our boy Sean.  The reason I know this is because I receive email alerts when someone marks one of my photos on Flickr as a favorite.   Every other day or so Sean’s jockstrap photos get favorited by someone and I get an email alert.  He has developed sort of a cult following in the gay world which he is very proud of.

Here he is in this video with a promise for all of his fans-

Something for everyone here at GMG!

Enjoy boys!

John Todd And The Mighty Tir Na Nog

John Todd lobsters on the Tir Na Nog.  It’s a tiny boat that rolls around like an empty chlorox bottle being tossed around in the sea but John get’s it done aboard the Mighty Tir Na Nog nonetheless.  Everything aboard the Tir na Nog is tiny except for the skipper- John Todd.  I’m not exactly sure how he fits in the pilot house of the boat, being hunched over all day doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun.

The meaning of Tir na nÓg is "Land of Eternal Youth." From an old Irish legend, Tir na nÓg was a mythical island off Ireland’s West Coast where its inhabitants remained forever young.

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Johnny “Doc” Herrick- The Ironman Heads Out

Johnny has been going out more regularly than any other lobsterman in our fleet this year. The fisherman who goes out most consistently holds the “Ironman” title and so far this year Doc is the Ironman.

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Celebrate Gloucester Video Documentary

This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43.  It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.

I hope you enjoy it.  there are some pretty touching moments in here.

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Captain Pete Mondello Shovels Off The Allison Carol

The boat had a little over a foot of snow aboard after the snow storm.  There’s a whole set of precautions that commercial fishermen have to  take to keep their boats going through the extreme cold temperatures.  Frozen coolant lines, frozen lobster hoses, snow engines freezing up.

It’s always best to have a block heater which keeps the engine warm and the fuel from gelling up.  We plug our truck in and it starts up (usually) pretty easily but without that block heater forgettabout it!

Video at 6pm

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Tony Gross’ Swedish Coffee Bread

Every Christmastime Tony Gross, the skipper of the lobsterboat F/V Sandollar makes a ridiculous number of Swedish Coffee Bread loaves and gives them out to friends.  I made the mistake and called it Nisu but because the recipe comes from an elder in Tony’s family he insists it be called Swedish Coffee Bread.

It’s delicious and best eaten within a day of cooking.  I sure am glad I’m on the list of those who get one every year!

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Fish racks make excellent lobster bait.  When the tides are running the racks hold in the bait bags much longer so the lobsterman knows his gear is still fishing when other types of bait may have washed out of the trap.

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

Salmon Racks Aboard The Jupiter II

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