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GloucesterCast 100 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee With 15 Of Us 10/25/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 100 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee With 15 Of Us Taped 10/25/14

Topics Include: 100th GloucesterCast, Cape Ann Giclee, Last Stop Variety Muffins, 15 Contributors, Fred Bodin In The House, Marty Luster Taping, Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Craig Kimberley, Nichole Schrafft, Kenny MacCarthy, Paul Morrison, Melissa Cox, Alicia DeWolfe, Bill Cox, Anna Eves, Hanna Kimberley, James Eves, Lowell Peabody, Rich Bean, Shout Out To Jenn Cullen, Kenny MacCarthy My Original Podcast Partner, Shout Out To Niece Amanda and Sista Felicia and Barry Who Is In The Hospital, Rotary Trivia Night Must Do Event, Chad Koneckey’s Stripper Dance, Merideth Fine and Sal Frontiero Go Down To Joel Favazza’s Team, Kudos, To Rick Doucette, Ruth Pino and Tracey Arabian, Toby Pett Breaks China Port News, Hoping Dragon Light Keeps The Kitch, Joey’s Pet Peeve Cable’s “Free With Subscription” Is Never Free!, Blame ObamaCare, Free TV With UHV Antennae Works, Kenny MacCarthy Breaks Down and Buys A TV, Amazon Prime Free With $99 Subscription, James Eves Favorites, Fred Bodin’s GMG Holiday Parties, Phil Who Recently Passed From Northern Vermont Travels Down For The GMG Holiday Party, Donna Ardizzoni Risks Her Life To Get A Shot Of Paul Morrison Paddling Under The A Piatt Andrew Bridge During The Blackburn Challenge, The Blog Never Sleeps, The Pressure To Come Up With Decent Content, Kim Smith Falls Apart, Kim’s Fishermen Thanksgiving Video, Loveletters To Gloucester, Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Coverage, The Farm Bar and Grille, Craig Kimberley Talks About The Fury That IS GMG Fiesta Coverage, Being From Somewhere Else But Being Taken In By The GMG Family, No One Is Getting Paid, Nichole Schrafft Talks About Jeff Schroeder and The Amazing Race, The Diversity and Wealth Of Community Events Reported About On GMG, Cardboard Box Races, Bluefin Blowout Coverage, Nichole Recognized While Hollering At her Children, Dealing With the Haters, The Difference Between Posting A Difference Of Opinion Comment vs An Ignorant Hurtful Comment, Kenny MacCarthy Loves The History, Being The Clearinghouse of Local Information For Newcomers and Locals, Rich Bean Another FOB Who Moved Here Because They Fell In Love With Gloucester Through GMG, Rich Figures Out It’s About Positivity and Not Money, The Diversity, When My Father First Asked Me Why I Would Do GMG Without Getting Paid, Friendships Worth Wayyy More Than Any Money, GMG Unlike Comcast Is Actually “Free With Subscription, Lowell Peabody Fell In Love With The Political Correctness of Joey’s Rants, Lowell Decides To Cover The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament And Gets A Big Surprise, Alicia, Dewolfe As A Townie Says The Blog Opened Her Up To Many Local Things That She Wouldn’t Have Ordinarily Participated In And How We Break 95% of Local Restaurant News, How If We Don’t Break The Restaurant News They Become Dead To Me, Stay At Home Mom Yoga Pants Post, John McElhenney’s Yoga Pants That Said Joey Across The Butt, Manscaping, Overly Sensitive Hypocrites, The Person Who Pukes Out The Side Of My Car Shitfaced Who Says They Are Offended By Comments I’ve Made, Cancel Your Free Subscription, Trying To Push An Edgy Joke With Overly Sensitive People, Paul Morrison’s Life Lessons From Joey, Being A Judge In The Hot Wing Challenge At The Farm Bar and Grille, Marty Luster Moves To Gloucester After Spending One Weekend In Town And Falling In Love With The Place, Bill Cox Appreciates The Help For The Non Profits We Provide, Every Person That Came To The Phyllis A Steele Drive Came And Donated Because They Saw It On GMG, The Impact GMG Has Made On Making Things Happen In Gloucester, Melissa Cox Remembers The Coyote That Was Hit By A Truck On Moorland Ave and Wants To Be A Part Of Our Horribles Parade Float, Anna Eves Loves Vajazzling and The Woman With the Extreme Camel Toe, Appreciates The Positiveness, The Banter Broadcasting About Local Businesses with Humor, Felicia’s Favorite Memories, Horribles Float Building, Building The Outdoor Movie Screen with Ed Collard, Tuffy, Sean’s Jock Strap Jump, Buddhist Lobster Liberation, Buddha Is My Homeboy, Bottom Line- A Group Of Good People Pulling In The Same Direction Can Achieve So Much More Than One Individual, Thanks To Our Fans and Our Contributors.

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Phyllis A doing things right!

Mary Barker Submits-

Hi Joey,

What a difference a day(or in this case a week) makes.  These photos of the Phyllis A were taken 6 days apart.   The snow storm was March 5, the lovely sunny day March 11.

The board of directors meeting was March 15.   Now I have to say, this is a group of people who know how to have a meeting!  Gloria Parsons greeted us in the morning with 

fresh home made cinnamon rolls and fruit, and of course coffee and tea.   Then for lunch Gloria made some wonderful homemade stews, salad, and to die for homemade cream puffs!   

Gloria is a seriously good cook!  I think I’m going to gain a bit of weight on this board.  

Among the topics for the board meeting was planning for public events to be held in April.  Events will be posted soon.  I know many of the Phyllis A events feature

Gloria’s cooking – well worth the trip if just for that!

Mary Barker

Lots Happening Down At The Gloucester Marine Railway Despite The Cold Weather From Mary Barker

Hi Joey,

In my travels this week I found lots happening down at the Gloucester Marine Railway despite the cold weather.  The crews have been busy doing winter work

like sanding hulls,and repairing bilge pumps.   On Saturday, the Adventure had a crew on board to clean the bilge and salt water wash the forecastle to prepare for

the installation of bunks.  The Adventure will have people on board most days from 9 to 3 doing the carpentry world.   The Phyllis A’s crew were also taking advantage

of the ‘warm’ (30 degree) weather and dis some salt water washing of her decks.  I’m sure anyone who wanted to volunteer to help with any of the maintenance and

restorative projects for these historic boats would be most welcomed.

Mary Barker

GloucesterCast 10/20/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCast 10/20/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

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Topics Include: Red Sox Clinching and Odds That John Farrell getting Manager of the Year, Farm Bar and Grille vying for East Gloucester Spot, Smartphones on planes, GMG Caps, Passports Closed for a couple of weeks for Olive Kitteridge miniseries taping, Posts of the week including Kim Smith's Love Letters To Gloucester and Marty Luster's Phyllis A Video, people who email comments to GMG instead of posting their comments under the respective post.

Topics Include: Red Sox Clinching and Odds That John Farrell getting Manager of the Year, Farm Bar and Grille vying for East Gloucester Spot, Smartphones on planes, GMG Caps, Passports Closed for a couple of weeks for Olive Kitteridge miniseries taping, Posts of the week including Kim Smith’s Love Letters To Gloucester and Marty Luster’s Phyllis A Video, people who email comments to GMG instead of posting their comments under the respective post.

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

This week Marty visited with Richard Arnold, the last captain of the gill netter Phyllis A. now undergoing an extensive restoration at Gloucester Marine Railways.

 Phyllis A was built by Richard’s father in Kennebunkport, Maine in 1925. Richard skippered her from 1972 until the boat and he both retired in 2000. The boat is named for Richard’s sister, who, at age 4, helped christen the vessel.

Here, compressed into a few minutes, is the shared story of Phyllis A and Captain Richard Arnold.

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Color photo © Kathy Chapman 2013
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Image of Phyllis A. at Arnold’s Wharf ©Fredrik D Bodin 2013

Thanks to the Phyllis A. Marine Association for the use of their archival photos
and to SaveCapeAnn for footage of Phyllis A at sea.

Community Photos 3/1/13

Phyllis A From Bill Cox

Thanks again for all your support! Thought I’d send something in for the blog besides another fundraiser flyer and took some photos this past Saturday while we were doing some work.  I haven’t sent pictures in to you before so if there is something else you need me to do, just let me know!

I think I would title it: Even in the dead of winter, there is work being done on the Phyllis A.

Thanks and have a good one!

Mass Views: Fishing schooner and fish market, Gloucester Harbor 1940 aprox Boston Public Library

You see the building that says Fish Market?  That is the building where the fire was last week that the Gloucester Fire department quickly snuffed out.  Look at Jay Albert’s pictures here from the scene  His pictures are from the back of the building which is now a wood furniture maker.

Look at the stern of the the big schooner in the middle of the photo.  off the stern is The Phyllis A.  The oldest gillnetter in Gloucester and undergoing a major restoration project.

Read about and look at pictures of the restoration here in these Phyllis A posts

Thank you to Adam Gaffin at www.universalhub.com for the link to the picture.

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File name: 08_06_023528
Title: Mass Views: Fishing schooner and fish market, Gloucester Harbor
Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
Date created: 1940 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 negative : film, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
Genre: Film negatives
Subject: Fishing industry; Fishing boats; Piers & wharves
Notes: Title and date from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve.
Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Copyright Leslie Jones.
Preferred credit: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

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Phyllis A Restoration Photos From Len Burgess

The 1925 ‘Phyllis A.’ is now high and dry at the start of it’s restoration process at the Gloucester Marine Railways.

–Len Burgess

The Phyllis A. Marine Association is in the process of the restoration of this gill-netting fishing ship and has received some funding from the citizens of Gloucester through the Community Preservation Act.

A brief history of the Phyllis A. from "The Wheel House", How it all started!

Albert Arnold, the man who had the vessel built, owned a boat before the Phyllis A. called the Anna T. Captains Albert, Cy Tysver, and Mike Shoares, all “Michigan Bears”, had her built in Essex in 1913. She was about the same size as the future Phyllis A. and also a gill-netter. In 1923, Albert loaned the Anna T. to a family friend. Unfortunately, she was lost on the bar off Wingersheek Beach in the Annisquam River. The pilot house of the Anna T. floated to shore and was dragged up next to “the frog rock” (rocks painted to look like frogs) and made a shed out of it. The Anna T.’s pilot house/shed is there still today, sitting just south of frog rocks.

The insurance company paid Albert $4500 for the wreck, which he used to commission the building of the Phyllis A. at the Warner Shipyard, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Phil Boudain joined the venture with his nets, and when the Phyllis A. came down the ways in 1925, they set off gillnetting together.

Fishing the Phyllis A. has always been a family affair. Son Alvin Arnold took over from Captain Albert and sons Kenneth and Robert crewed. Later on, the youngest son, Richard, took on the captain’s position. From the beginning, Mrs. Arnold kept the books and kept everyone moving. Young Phyllis Arnold, though not a crew member, was present with the family when the vessel was christened and named for her. Then 3, she cried when she broke the bottle of champagne on the bow and splashed on the beautiful new deck!

Phyllis A. Marine Association

Our mission is not only the promotion of the industry and preservation of the vessel, but to provide the historical education of the fishing industry for our children.

Last Spring, the Phyllis A. Marine Association offered an educational program to East Gloucester Elementary School. Capt. Richard Arnold has done programs for the students of Veteran’s Memorial School and was interested in offering that program to the students of East Gloucester School. The program consists of a short movie about the Phyllis A., a short lecture, Q&A, and display of artifacts. The program lasts about one hour and can be designed to fit the needs of the students and teachers. This pilot program is offered free of charge. We hope to expand to more schools this Spring.

Phyllis A. Marine Association
c/o 39 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
info@phyllis-a.org

Phyllis A on the Rails From Kathy Chapman

Kathy Chapman writes-

The beautiful lines of Phyllis A’s hull will only be visible for a few weeks at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Work on her is being funded by a 2011 Community Preservation Act grant from the residents of Gloucester.

From the Phyllis A. Marine Association: By focusing on the gill-netting industry, we highlight a time in Gloucester’s history that is not currently well covered. The Phyllis A. was fished by the same Gloucester family for 75 years. Many people working in Gloucester’s fishing industry today, at some point, fished off the Phyllis A.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

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The Phyllis A is scheduled to be hauled out On may 2nd

Click The Links Below For More Information.

Click here for the Phyllis A Facebook Page

Click here for the Phyllis A website

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Gill Net Fisheries Event August 14th

We had the privilege to offload the Phyllis a at our dock in East Gloucester.  The Arnold brothers are among the classiest men the fishing industry has ever seen.

On Saturday, August 14th from 10AM to 2PM at the Gloucester Marine Railways, Rocky Neck, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of a group of fishermen from Charleviox, Michigan bringing gill net fishing to Gloucester and the whole East Coast.

They were called "the Michigan Bears" and the man who built the fishing vessel Phyllis A. was their leader.

The Phyllis A. is the oldest fishing boat in Gloucester Harbor (1 year older then Adventure) and she fished for the Arnold Family, out of Gloucester, for 75 years before becoming a museum ship over seen by the Phyllis A. Marine Association, a non-profit organization.

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Things To Do- Fish ‘n’ Fiction Event Feb 23

Fish ‘n’ Fiction
A new series hosted by the Phyllis A. Marine Association
Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
6:00-8:00pm
Suggested Donation of $5.00 per person
 
Captain Richard Arnold will lead an informal conversation on his personal experiences fishing on board the Phyllis A., out of Gloucester harbor from 1984-2000. Please come and join us with your own stories.
 This program benefits the Phyllis A. Marine Association who mission is, “to promote the history of gillnetting in Gloucester, Massachusetts through the display and preservation of the fishing vessel Phyllis A.” All conversations will be recorded for our oral history collection.
 Additional conversations will occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
We offloaded the Phyllis A back when we handled fish at our dock.  The Arnold Brothers were about as classy as you get not only on the waterfront but in humanity in general.  These men are role models believe me and to have the opportunity to hear the stories as told by Richard, well let’s just say it’s something that no one who loves the fishing industry should miss.