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This is a picture of my dad Pete Mondello in 1973 loading up his traps.
and here is a little more recent photo from Ron Gilson-
Click the picture for a slideshow of pictures with Pete over the years-
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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!
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Notie that Peter has a float attached to his lobster gauge? I wonder how many get lost overboard without the float.
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.
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.
Minimal Editing – Minimal Commentary – Just A`Slice Of Time On Gloucester Harbor
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.
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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