Monthly Archives: July 2008
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.
When you’re done there head on Downtown for the Block Party and make a night of it.
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.
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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
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 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.
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.
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.
This is one of the prettiest lobster boats I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure if this guy fishes it(my guess is he doesn’t) but boy this boat has some pretty lines.
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.