Treasured Audio-Gloucester History Cigar Joe Talks About Fishing In the Early Part of The Twentieth Century Part V

Good Morning Gloucester  Exclusive

Cigar Joe Frontiero born in 1898 these tapes were recorded in 1981 when he was 83 years old.

Click here or the arrow below to listen to the Cigar Joe audio Part V

The family of Cigar Joe Frontiero brings Good Morning Gloucester these treasured recordings of Fishing out of Gloucester MA in the early part of the century  in the second of the multi-part collection of recordings.  I’m happy that the family entrusted GMG with these priceless recordings and am proud to be able to have the platform in which we can archive and share with the community.

Look for part VI April 16th at 6AM

To listen to the previous Cigar Joe Recordings Click Here


The history behind the tapes: Someone had asked Cigar Joe for an interview for an oral history project but Cigar Joe decided to do the recording himself. At the time he was having trouble with circulation in his legs and spent most of the time at home so he bought a tape recorder. He had trouble with the tape recorder and threw all of the tapes away. His mailman took the trashed tapes, spliced them, and made copies. He gave Cigar Joe copies and kept backups (with Cigar Joe’s consent) in case the originals were lost. This occurred in 1981.


  • I’m very curious to know who else was talking on this one. I don’t recognize any of the other voices. Probably someone that has no idea these tapes exist.


  • Phenomenal Joey, I love these. Now I know why New Bedford wanted to start the oral histories. What a phenomenal idea. I just love listening to the old timers. So much wisdom. I’m actually stuck for words. This just blew me away. Thank you, thank you, thank you Joey, for posting these. And a big thank you to the postman for saving the tapes.


  • Josie you can here the poodle Pierre barking and one of the voices my mom recognised was Tony Frontiero Ciluffo


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