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After yesterday taking a group of 70 veterans and their invited guests on a fishing trip aboard Captain Tom Orrell’s Yankee Freedom, Captain Dave and Nancy went fishing today with a ship full of local fishermen and fans.
No greater fan than Michael, who was waiting far ahead of the scheduled departure for an autograph from Captain Dave. Autograph in hand, just look at that ear to ear grin!
You can read more about Captain Dave’s efforts on behalf of Wounded Warriors in a previous post: Wounded Warriors with Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano Aboard the Yankee Fleet Celebrate Fourth of July
Thanks to Nancy Marciano for the invitation to stop by and take photos of her husband Captain Dave Marciano. He is being featured in a sponsored promo for the worldwide hit TV show Wicked Tuna (and NatGeos most popular). Captain Dave and filming crew could not have been more terrific. A weather-perfect morning, Gloucester Harbor looked exquisite in the early morning light.
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The Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise”
I caught the Hard Merchandise from the TV Show Wicked Tuna unloading a few Bluefin Tuna at the State fish Pier this Summer. One of the Tv crew members said the shows they’re filming will air in February 2015. So you may get lucky and watch them film on the Gloucester waterfront. The Hard Merchandise has been fishing for years here in Gloucester way before the TV show. They dock at the wharf behind the Madfish Galleries on Rocky Neck. I’m sure all their Fans will enjoy these photo’s. Video’s coming soon.
Hard Merchandise at rest.
Lately it’s hard to avoid The Hard Merchandise around the harbor working and with multiple cameras pointed at the crew unloading Bluefin Tuna.
I caught the Hard Merchandise at rest where it’s been docked for years. Behind the Madfish Galleries on Rocky Neck.
My camera was the only one there.
To Buy Hard Merchandise Gear or Book a Charter Check Their Website: http://fvhardmerchandise.com//
Captain Dave Marciano Heading Up The South Channel, Gloucester Harbor 6/17/14 5:47AM
How do you not root for Dave and The Hard Merchandise? It’s impossible
Wondering what the beers drank to fish caught ratio was ?
Wicked Tuna’s Hard Merchandise Dave Marciano and Crew Couldn’t Pick A better Day Than Today For a Charter
6:22AM 6/7/14 With Beautiful Light Heading Out Of Gloucester HarborTo Assassinate Some Fish! Go Get ‘Em Boys
Ohh Yeahhhh!!! It’s On!!!!!!
You Know When They Said If You Make It In New York City You’ve Officially Hit The Big Time?
Congratulations To Dave, Dave, and The Rest Of The Guys. Way To Represent!!!
Here’s to hoping for continued success for you guys!
You can buy Wicked Tuna swag from the Captains themselves on their websites-
Wicked Hot Tuna
Caught them filming a few interviews with the Hot Tuna Crew Friday afternoon at the State Fish Pier.
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Fishing aboard a locally owned and operated charter boat is a part of Gloucester’s fishing industry. As catch limits make it increasingly difficult for small commercial fishing operations to remain viable, we can expect some of the fleet to turn to sport fishing charters for livelihoods.
We visited with Capt. Dave Marciano and Mate Jason Muenzer aboard FV Hard Merchandise. Dave has merged commercial groundfish and tuna fishing with taking on private charter parties.
Unfortunately, last winter, a through-hull fitting failed and Hard Merchandise sank at her dock. The resulting damage has been repaired and all is ready for the new season.
Color photo and video © Kathy Chapman 2013
Wicked Tuna Dave Marciano’s Hard Merchandise On The Blocks At The East Gloucester Marine Railways- Watch Sunday Night!
Next episode: Shark Attack New Sun, Feb 24 9:00 PM
The fishing teams are threatened by great white sharks. Included: A shark slams into the Christina; Tyler must risk life and limb to untangle a harpoon line from the Pin Wheel’s propeller in the shark-infested waters.
full episode description
Watch a video with Dave here-
Check out Dave’s website http://fvhardmerchandise.com//
Dave is the skipper of The Hard Merchandise. You can see him on Wicked Tuna.
Video- Dave Marciano Skipper Of Hard Merchandise On Wicked Tuna
here’s what I wrote about Dave on April 5th this year-
This show mark my words will be the best thing for Gloucester since The Perfect Storm. If you’ve been under a rock and haven’t heard about it, set your DVR and watch it. This show is a winner.
and this I wrote about him back in 2010-
Dave Marciano Has Balls
Not too many people other than my favorite blogger Doug Maxfield that have the balls to write articles like the one Dave Marciano wrote in today’s GDT-
Click the link above to read what Dave has to say. If what he says is true (and believe me I can’t even begin to understand how complex it all is) the way of life of the independent fishermen in Gloucester Ma will be lost forever within a generation.
I’m not sure how many people understand how sweeping the changes will be to our port but if it all is privatized the way it sounds like it’s going, go grab all the copies you can of John N Morris’ book Alone At Sea about the Schooners and Ron Gilson’s book about the waterfront An Island No More because the way of life as independent fishermen in Gloucester will be history and those two guys captured it in a real (non-romanticized way) better than anyone.
New wicked Tuna Promo here-