Monthly Archives: June 2008

Angela Rose Net Reel

Angela Rose Net Reel, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Here is a view from the stern of the Angela Rose looking at it’s net wheel. What you see coiled around the net reel in this picture is the wire that will be attached to a net when it is fully wound on.

Then when the skipper sets out the net it unwinds off of this net reel into the ocean. So if you hear a skipper on the vhf radio saying he just “set out”, it doesn’t mean he just left the dock. It means he just set out the net.

Jamie Marshall Introduces Sig

Jamie Marshall Introduces Sig, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Lenny at The Gloucester House put out a great spread for the event which raised money for the children of Plum Cove School.

A family atmosphere pervaded the room out back at The Gloucester House Restaurant.

Community Harbor Meetings

Community Harbor Meetings, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

There are three more chances for you to voice your opinion on the future of Gloucester.

June 5th at The Lanesville Community Center
June 9th at the Annisquam Villiage Hall
June 10th at Magnolia Library

Bring your ideas and please let the fantastic panel of listening post folks know that you would like positive change on Gloucester Harbor. I would only ask that you think about the property owners ability to finance and fix up their property with new options that make financial sense. Also please understand that The waterfront property owners put together a plan to provide additional dockage space for commercial fishermen above and beyond what exists for fishermen all the while maintaining what they have for space currently. The only way to get these properties back in good working order is by giving the property owners options for the upland portions of their property that will allow them to pay and continue to tie commercial fishermen at their docks.

I don’t want to preach but if you feel strongly about the future of Gloucester and don’t go to voice your opinion you have no right to bitch if nothing happens.