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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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Western Venture Herring Boat Slide Show

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View Of the Aft Stern On The Western Venture

View Of the Aft Stern On The Western Venture, originally uploaded by captjoe06. Here is the view from the wheelhouse looking directly toward the stern of the Western Venture. Note the enormous winches that will haul the nets in from … Continue reading

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High Tech Controls Aboard The Western Venture

High Tech Controls Aboard The Western Venture, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Down The Engine Room Of The Western Venture

Compared to the much smaller engine rooms of our lobster boats, the room to walk around the individual engines aboard the Western Venture seems downright cavernous. Spotless all the way around. You could eat off any of these engines the … Continue reading

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Western Venture -Herring Assassin

  Western Venture Herring Assassin, originally uploaded by captjoe06.  

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Galley and Living Quarters Aboard The Western Venture Herring Boat

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Western Venture Wheelhouse Video

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Western Venture Herring Boat

The video taken in the above post was taken here in the wheelhouse of The Western Venture. Western Venture Herring Boat, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Offloading Nets on The Western Venture Herring Boat

Offloading Nets on The Western Venture Herring Boat, originally uploaded by captjoe06. This Power Block is attached to this truck on a boom. The power block is hydraulically powered to rotate and pull the net up and over the rail … Continue reading

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View From The Western Venture Wheelhouse

Here is a view from the wheelhouse of the Western Venture looking down at the herring net being offloaded from the boat. You can see the net travel up through the boat’s power block, over to the power block on … Continue reading

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Western Venture Herring Boat

Western Venture Herring Boat, originally uploaded by captjoe06. Peter Mullins and I took a stroll around his Western Venture Herring Boat where I got to take some pictures and video of it’s wheelhouse, the living quarters, and enormous engine room. … Continue reading

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