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4 Years Ago Today Was Captain Pete Mondello’s 60th Birthday

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A lot has changed in the 4 years since that day except how hard Pete works to provide for his family- THAT IS A CONSTANT.

One of the best guys you’d every want to have the pleasure of knowing as a friend OR a business acquaintance.

Pete Mondello is the kind of guy everyone should be lucky enough to have in their circle of friends.

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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Peter Mondello’s Lobster Gauge

 Notie that Peter has a float attached to his lobster gauge?  I wonder how many get lost overboard without the float.

Lobster Gauge, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

This is how you measure a lobster from the Massachusetts Division of marine fisheries-
How to Measure a Lobster
Carapace length measured from rear of eye socket parallel to the center line of the bodyshell to the rear of the bodyshell. All lobsters measuring less than the minimum legal carapace length must be returned to the waters from which taken. All lobsters must be measured immediately.

 

Pete Mondello Hard At Work While Katherine Richmond Paints The Handline Dory At Geno’s Dory Shop

Here we see Pete cozied up to the wood stove while Katherine applies another coat to the inside of the Handline Dory which will be raffled off to support the International Dory Races.

Cigarette Smokers- Get Mad Says Pete Mondello

Pete Mondello, a lobsterman and a smoker for over forty years  is mad as a hornet and he’s gonna do something about it.

The latest round of tax increases on cigarettes has him pissed off enough to quit he says.  His rationale for quitting isn’t for health reasons, it isn’t because cigarettes stink or any of the other myriad of reasons smoking is a terrible decision.

He’s outraged that the government will give money to bail out Fortune 500 companies who are doling out million dollar bonuses while upping the taxes on his guilty pleasure (cigarettes).  He doesn’t want a single dollar of his money to go to the greedy bastards, he’s hopping mad and it’s enough to get him to stop smoking.

Hey I’m not quite sure if the logic is all that perfect but if it gets any other smokers out there to quit I’m all for it.

Pete Mondello Is Mad

Pete Mondello Is Mad

Pete Mondello Displays Repaired Lobster Buoy

Here’s Pete Mondello with some repaired buoys.  The thing about the Mondello boys is that they never ever stop.  They always are doing something weather it be tinkering on the boat or repairing traps or buoys.  They never stop.  Talk about energy.  It’s just go-go-go.

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