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Beautiful Industry- The Western Venture

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Cape Seafoods’ Voyager Heads Out Fishing

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Western Venture, Gloucester At Dawn,

Western Venture, Gloucester At Dawn,, originally uploaded by captjoe06. For more pictures and videos aboard this incredible boat click this text

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Block

Just like the net reels on the Mid Water Trawlers, the blocks they use on these boats are ginormous compared to anything we use on the shore side docks.  This block is probably rated for 20 times the weight or … Continue reading

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Submersible Herring Pump Attachment

This attachment goes on the end of a large in diameter hose.  It gets lowered into the water over the side of the boat to suck the herring out of the net and into the hold of the boat where … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

See all those pipes that feed into the side of the net reel? They are hydraulics which power the net reel to turn and stop.  It’s amazing to me how much pressure they must be under to move such heavy … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

Taking this picture in the early morning before there is anyone around doesn’t allow me to get a human in the frame to give you the idea of the scale of just how big the net reels on the Mid … Continue reading

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Gloucester Zen VII

Click The Picture To View The Video Minimal Editing- Minimal Commentary- Just A Slice Of Life On Gloucester Harbor Here The Herring Mid Water Trawler The Voyager Uses It’s Hydraulic Winches To Pull Itself Into Position At The Pier

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Loading Herring Net Onto The Endevour Video

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here’s a picture left from the other day when the Western Venture was loading it’s net from the Swan Net Boom Truck. What is interesting about it is how high it sits out of the water so that the opening … Continue reading

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Net Offloading/Loading on The Western Venture

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Western Venture Net Loading Onto Net Reel

As the net reel reels the net on, the crew guide it back and forth so it will be loaded evenly onto the spool. A net this large you wouldn’t want all bunched up in the middle. Western Venture Net … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here you see the men guiding the net off of the boom truck. They are making sure it is spread properly so once it gets loaded onto the net reel on the boat, it will set off from the boat … Continue reading

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Swan Net Boom Truck

I wonder how much the nets weigh? I mean the nets these boats tow are enormous, filling up this big truck. My guess is wet they would weigh 18,000 pounds and dry 15,000 pounds. My guess is based on the … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Using a portable boom truck equipped with a power block, the huge herring nets are loaded onto the midwater trawler the Western venture at The State Fish Pier in Gloucester. Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Westen Venture Loads Net From Swan Net Boom Truck Video

Watch as the massive net gets offloaded from the Swan Net’s boom truck and onto the net reel aboard the Western Venture.  Swan Net has a facility to mend and create fishing nets up at the Blackburn Industrial Park, over … Continue reading

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