Category Archives: Beautiful Industry

“Polly-Five-Toe” The Gull Visits the Thomas E. Lannon

_2015_07_25_065362“Polly-Five-Toe the Gull” started visiting the Thomas E. Lannon in 2014, it returned again this year.  Capt. Heath has become friends with “Polly-5-Toe” as you can see in the slide show below.  Polly-5-Toe loves oyster crackers and sits on the back of the Lannon, or on Capt. Heath’s hand to enjoy her crackers.   

 

 

Barque Picton Castle Departs Gloucester

The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

It has completed her sixth circumnavigation around the world in May of this year.

She was in Gloucester harbor for a few days before heading north to Portland, for a Schooner Festival.

During her departure, our own schooner the Thomas E. Lannon, made chase after a 30 minute head start, to wish her a safe voyage.

Below are some photos taken from the Breakwater, Enjoy.

What a Waterfront!

The boys and I took a 6-mile bike ride yesterday through Stage Fort Park, down the boulevard, all through town, for a hot dog at the Blue Collar Lobster Co. (Gloucester House), around Harbor Loop, to the gift shop at Cape Ann Whale Watch, to the end of the State Fish Pier, to check out the Key Largo, down Main Street, and back to our car.

The boys commented several times about the large variety of boats that can be seen in the harbor at any given time.  That is for sure one of their favorite parts about living here.

This photo kind of sums that up…..

The Adventure, the Ardelle, the Beauport Princess, CAWW’s Hurricane, and some harbor master boats….obviously to both the left and the right are countless fishing vessels too!

All in a day’s work.

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Gloucester Tourists-Connecticut, Maine and Illinois

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This couple from Connecticut, have been coming to Gloucester for over fifty years, they are selective shoppers, and had just purchased this print at Main Street Art and Antique Shop.

 

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These young ladies are from different part of the country, Maine, Chicago Illinois and come visit a friend in Massachusetts.

Something I Haven’t Seen since 1989 At The Dock- A New Shipment of wooden (read Not Wire) Lobster Traps @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

I’d say once a month someone calls the dock looking for an old used wood lobster trap they can put a piece of glass on and turn into a decorative coffee table.  The answer for as long as I can remember has been “The fishermen haven’t used wooden traps forever.”

Now with this load of wooden lobster traps it’s the first one I‘ve seen in a whole long time.

Bringing it back “Old School” at Captain Joe and Sons Lobster

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74.8 pounds. That should be a pleasure to handle all day :)

Wicked Tuna–Competition Between Capt. Greg and Capt. Bill “Hollywood”

11745757_695778897219194_1262922892222139823_nCaptain Greg brought in 8 Tunas the other day one totaling over 1,000 pounds. Capt. Greg has been on other boats on Wicked Tuna, FV Bounty Hunter and even had FV Lily, now owned by Capt. Muniz; there is major competition with these two Captains.

Note: Tuna Harpooning Regulation – You can Only Catch 2 below 82 “ per Trip, no limit on tunas over 82 “, considered Giants, per trip.

Link to F/V Kristiana

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Captain Greg Chorebanian (Right) and First Mate Greb Gibbs(left) of the F/V Kristiana

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F/V Kristiana heading out to catch some Giants after icing up.

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Gloucester Lobster Boat the Griffin with Captain Randy and Friends

Griffin Lobster Boat ©Kim Smith 2015Busy days at Captain Joe and Sons, nevertheless Joey and Toby are cooking up a storm at lunchtime. Today Joey made the most deliciously tender roasted split chicken halves with grilled onions and sweet buttered corn and it was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

Lily and Patty ©Kim Smith 2015While there visiting, friends and East Gloucester neighbors Lily and Patty stopped in to see Captain Randy of the Griffin lobster boat. Love our Neighbors!

Randy, Patty, and Lily ©Kim Smith 2015 copyCaptain Randy, Patty, and Lily

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