Category Archives: Captain Joe’s
Here’s the “new” old cart Brian O’Connor found on Craig’s list in Haverhill and I picked up Friday morning.
The “old” old cart I claimed at an old industrial site in Chelsea and it was being thrown away about 20 years ago. I had no idea what the brand was, all I know is that it was extremely rugged. The type of rugged that could withstand the brutal saltwater conditions of a lobster dock year in and year out. In the Craigslist ad the man listed the similar “newer” old cart as a Fairbanks cart so I googled the company and found out they are still in business.
from the website:
For more than 125 years, the Fairbanks Company has been shipping quality material handling equipment from our manufacturing facilities in Rome, GA. Our facilities encompass more than 200,000 square feet of production and warehousing space. To maintain our leadership role in the industry, we have modernized our facilities with the latest in robotic welding, electrostatic powder coating and CNC machining of wood parts.
These techniques have resulted in the expansion of our product offerings, making us a premier supplier of casters, wheel, handtrucks, platform trucks and dollies.
THE “NEW” OLD CART
You can see the difference between the “new” old cart and the “old” new cart in that the cart below has it’s main load carrying wheels based in the middle of the cart so if you place the load in the middle there is a even disbursement of the weight and makes it easy to move on the larger wheels. They call it a tilt style cart. The “new” old cart has the two big wheels pushed further to the front corner of the cart and two big casters at the back. In the “old” old cart you could turn it 360 degrees in place, with the placement of the wheels on the “new’ old cart it will be slightly less easy to maneuver but will make it easier to pull the crates off of the platform of the cart without the cart wanting to rotate needing for another person to hold the handles while the other worker pulls the crates onto the platform scale. Also the weight bearing wheels on the “new” old cart are much larger.
Here’s the “old” old cart that has been used to offload millions and millions of pounds of lobsters over the past decade.
THE “OLD” OLD CART
It’s humming out there. Five boats in. One still hauling #lobster Traps. Crazy. @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA
A mad rush by Lobstermen this morning to try to move their pots to safer waters ahead of the upcoming Nor ‘Easter @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA
5:40AM hooking up barrels of pogies to be used as bait for our lobstermen @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA
#GloucesterMA Harbor At Dawn. 5:37AM Windmills, Lobster Boats, and Cripple Cove From @CaptJoeLobster
Meeting Of The Minds. Skippers Mark Ring and Pete Mondello jawing it up before heading out lobstering @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA
#beautifulindustry #beautifulclouds #beauport The Holy Mackerel Hits The Dock To Offload #GloucesterMA Harbor @CaptJoeLobster
It doesn’t get any sweeter than this and just look at those huge hunks of fresh lobster meat. Get yourself on over to Passports Restaurant on Main Street!
The Next Generation Of #GloucesterMA #Lobstermen. Captain Pete Mondello with Grandson Jackson @CaptJoeLobster
Mmmm–it just occurred to me–a not-so subtle hint for lobster dinners when she is home over Memorial Day weekend? Liv must be dreaming about summer’s freshest straight-off-the-boats tasty lobsters from Captain Joe and Sons!
Traps Are Headed in the Right Direction. Out To Sea. Can’t make Any Money Stacked Up In The Parking Lot!
5:45AM 4/26/15 F/V Allison Carol heads out to set a load of lobster gear. #GloucesterMA @CaptJoeLobster
Chickity Check It!- “More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters”
More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, shrimp and butterflies, was a predatory “lobster-like” creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago.
As reported this week in the journal Paleontology, fossils of Yawunik were recently unearthed from Marble Canyon, part of the renowned Burgess Shale rock formation of British Columbia. This massive fossil bed holds specimens of many sea creatures that lived during the Cambrian period, the geologic era that saw a rapid diversification of marine life forms.
For the entire story and photos click here
Journal reference: Paleontology
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