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Gloucester Fishing Throwback- 1983 Scott Swicker, Hussey and Tuffy Fishing Wooden Lobster and Crab Traps Off An Old Wooden Novi Boat

Photos from Tuffy

If you don’t think those old wooden lobster traps weighed a whole hellova lot more than today’s wire gear then you don’t know much about then and now lobstering.

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Look how skinny Swicker was back then…

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Tuffy’s Daughter Degelis From Lobster Girl To COO. Is there Anything She Can’t Do?

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Degelis Tufts took a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City this August to roll up her sleeves and get busy banding on a father-daughter lobstering trip aboard the Degelyse. This is nothing new to Degelis, as she’s been playing with lobsters since she was a baby and has been helping dad on the boat since age 6. 

Degelis is now the COO of TopShelf Clothes, a (free!) online personal shopper for women. TopShelf has a team of personal stylists finding the items you need from across the top online retailers, lets you vote on their suggestions with a click of a button, and automatically creates an online closet for you based on past purchases. Ladies of Good Morning Gloucester – check it out at www.topshelfclothes.com

Banding

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THE PREACHER’S SON —- The Story From Tuffy

30 miles off the north coast of Honduras are the three Bay Islands of Utila ,Roatan and Guanaja . Roatan , in the middle,is the largest and most populated . Roatan has a International Airport and easy access from the States. On Roatan there is a small town called WEST END . West End has many restaurants , bars, dive shops, motels and some of the best fishermen on the island. There is a Huge Almond Tree on the beach across from Woody’s grocery and that is where the fishermen gather and stay out of the hot sun.They can be contacted here for fishing day trips.Their boats are also moored there.Under the Almond Tree is where you will find my friend ENRICK BUSH . Enrick is a fine fishermen with a beautiful boat that was carved out of a Great Mahogany Tree by hand. The boat was carved 100 years ago and came from the mosquito coast of Honduras ( east coast ).It is illegal to cut these trees down now , as they are Protected . The vessel is powered with a 3 cylinder yanmar diesel. Enrick is a talented and hard working fishermen and learnt his beginning skills from his father .His father retired from fishing and handed down his vessel to Enrick . Enricks Father is a preacher in West End Church and has been his whole life ,while fishing. Enrick comes from a large and wonderful family. A days catch for Enrick can vary from – Wahoo , Mahi-Mahi , Barracuda and many species of tuna. He leaves twice a day .Enrick doesn’t just go fishing – he goes catching. It’s a blast and a great way to see a beautiful island by boat and come home with dinner .   If ever on the island ,you can reach Enrick @    bushenrick@hotmail.com      or under the almond tree

Tuffy Represents! In Honduras

Today at Anthony’s key resort ( A.K.R. ) Roatan . Gracie is twenty years old and has two babies (dolphins ) .We meet them both . One is six and the other is just over a year old and is still nursing.There are thirty dolphins here that are well kept and highly trained .The dolphins are beautiful animals and extremely intelligent .You can spend time with them or put on snorkel equipment and swim with them and their babies .They jump , tail dance and come up and laugh at you .  A.K.R.  Is a first class resort.It’ s known for it’s dive center, dolphins,horseback riding and dining . Everything is all inclusive ………..part of getting stronger — is knowing when to rest .  NAMASTE

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We Lose A Good Morning Gloucester Favorite To The Navy

Sean retires from lobstering to enlist in the Navy

A little bit of sunshine will be leaving along with Sean.  Always positive always funny. 

We will miss you buddy.

Remember-  The Backbone of this country is….. 

Long before there were run-ins with Buddhists there was jock strap diving.

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Always willing to try new things, Sean takes on a new look.

What’s next on Sean’s hit parade?  Stay Tuned.

Here’s a video we took  a while back in which Sean wins a bet

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Youth and Energy With A Dash Of Crazy.

Sean Is A Sick Monkey, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Video: Happy Thanksgiving from Captain Joes and Good Morning Gloucester

Plenty to Be Thankful For 

Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester and the crews of lobster boats The Lady J and The Degelyse, and Brian O’Connor. Thanksgiving interviews with, in order of appearance, Joey Ciaramitaro, Ryan, Skipper Dave Jewell, Brain M O’Connor, Michael, Skipper Tuffy, Sean, and Frankie Ciaramitaro.

I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For, sung by Bing Crosby and How Sweet It Is by Marvin Gaye.

Once again, a million and one thank yous to Joey and Frankie for allowing me to film and photograph from the dock at Captain Joe and Sons.

Tools Of The Trade- The Lobster Banding Tray Aboard The Degelyse

Lobster bands and banding tool.  As the traps come up from the ocean floor, hopefully full of lobsters the lobsters that need to be gauged for size get tossed into the slots and then measured and the ones that are legal sized get banded and thrown into the holding tank til they get in to offload.

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