Monthly Archives: July 2008

Touch of Grey Family Affair

Here Scotty Horne pulls away from the dock with two of his sons after a day of lobstering. Not sure if you can make it out but his little one is sitting up on the dash just to Scotty’s left.

Touch of Grey Family Affair, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Engine

This is the view looking down at The Patriot Engine.  Matteo runs a GM in The Patriot and GM engines are usually painted green.  Matteo painted his red because this particular model of GM engine is called a Screamin’ Demon.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Engine, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Mr Not-So-Jinglenuts Digs The Mrs One Of A Kind Lobster Bag!

How cool is the whole concept anyway? Bags made from recycled sails.

The material is obviously perfect because it is strong and durable and weather resistant. The used sails were going to end up clogging up some landfill but now are being made into beautiful works of functional art.

I mean it all makes such perfect sense. Hell, even Mr JJ Not-So Jinglenuts digs it. And if Mr JJ Not-So-Jinglenuts digs em, they must be CAF

Again And Again Limited Edition Badass Lobster Bag

Freida made the Mrs a special edition lobster bag upon request. I personally think it’s the baddest ass bag in the planet!

If you’re really really nice and ask Freida she might make you one too. Call her at her shop (978)-407-7849

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Bow

Matteo Russo took me for a tour of his dragger The Patriot.  Nice boat, and very clean, it is built like a tank.

You can tell a lot about a boat’s owner by how well it’s engine room is maintained.  Matteo’s Patriot engine room is spotless, much like Clark Sandler’s Sea Farmer II,  Cape Seafood’s Boats and The Western Venture.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Bow, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Deck

In this photo you see the deck of Matteo Russo’s Patriot. In the top of the picture is his stern trawler net reel. The reason it is called a stern trawler is because the net is set from this reel from the STERN of thge boat. You see in the picture the net wrapped around the net reel.

Then in the middle of the deck you see pen boards. Pens and pen boards can be above deck or below deck. The pen boards fit into channels which section off portions of the deck or the hold of the boat where the fishermen sort fish or dump the fish out from the net when the net comes aboard. Down below different pens are used for different species.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Deck, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

In the front of the picture is the winch. The winch is spooled with wire which is attached to the net . When they set the net out they let wire out evenly on both sides so the net will fish evenly. It is hydraulically powered. You see the stainless steel bar resting at an angle just behind the winch? That is used to guide the wire back onto the winch evenly when they load it back on. They guide the wire back and forth evenly so it all doesn’t bunch up in the middle of the winch drum.

Barbara Koen’s Dress Code Downtown Tomato Garden

Huge progress since we first checked in on Barbara Koen’s Dress Code Downtown Tomato Garden. I frankly don’t know what she’s gonna do with all the tomatoes that are growing in her little patch. There must be at least triple the amount of tiny green tomatoes gowning now than there were a couple of weeks ago. I also spotted what looked to be some basil growing.

Plaque At Stage Fort

My cousins agreed to pitch in and donate a bench in honor of our grandparents who spent a great deal of time at Stage Fort Park. Our grandparents lived on Tolman Ave where my Grandfather had a nice view of the boats coming and going from the harbor.

I saw the newspaper clipping from the ceremony just last night where they talked about the unveiling of the plaque. In the paper it sounded like the plaque in honor of my grandparents was only donated by the children of my parents (meaning my sister and I), but it was donated by all of my grandparent’s grandchildren including my cousins Larry, Joey and Cosimo Marcantonio and Frankie and my cousin Licia Trupiano.

Plaque At Stage Fort, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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