Tag Archives: Herring Boat

Current State of the Gloucester Fishing Industry

Current State of the Gloucester Fishing Industry Check out this recent video by Fox News http://news.yahoo.com/video/americas-oldest-fishing-industry-sinking-024427174.html?utm_source=+FOX+NEWS%3A+America%27s+oldest+fishing+industry+sinking+fast&utm_campaign=Fox+News+%2F+Vito&utm_medium=email

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Fish on Fridays

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. Kathy and Marty were back at the State Fish Pier this week to take … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- The Western Venture

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Night Time Zen. Unloading a Bad Net, Part I

The Maine Herring Boat Sunlight which Hails out of Gloucester Docking at night. They came in about 8:30pm to unload a Bad Net.

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Night Time Voyager

The Herring Boat Voyager Loads it’s Nets and Heads out to Sea. 08.15.2010     08:45pm

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Plan B Seine Boat

Plan B Seine Boat, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Gloucester At Dawn- Deck Of The Diane Marie Herring Boat 4:45AM 8/14/09

No one around while the city sleeps. Gloucester At Dawn- Deck Of The Diane Marie Herring Boat 4:45AM 8/14/09, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Gloucester At Dawn- The Plan B 4:40AM 8/5/09

This is a pretty tough shot to get with such low light and from the distance it was taken.  I’, pretty happy with it.  To see it full size click the picture and select “all sizes” Gloucester At Dawn- The … Continue reading

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Power Block Work Video

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Block

Just like the net reels on the Mid Water Trawlers, the blocks they use on these boats are ginormous compared to anything we use on the shore side docks.  This block is probably rated for 20 times the weight or … Continue reading

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Submersible Herring Pump Attachment

This attachment goes on the end of a large in diameter hose.  It gets lowered into the water over the side of the boat to suck the herring out of the net and into the hold of the boat where … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

See all those pipes that feed into the side of the net reel? They are hydraulics which power the net reel to turn and stop.  It’s amazing to me how much pressure they must be under to move such heavy … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Voyager Herring Boat Net Reel

Taking this picture in the early morning before there is anyone around doesn’t allow me to get a human in the frame to give you the idea of the scale of just how big the net reels on the Mid … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry Herring Boat Sunlight Net Reel

Beautiful Industry Herring Boat Sunlight Net Reel, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Beautiful Industry- Herring Boat Sunlight Winches

Beautiful Industry- Herring Boat Sunlight Winches, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Herring Boat Providian Net Reel

There is a whole lot of steel up high on this boat.  To me it would seem top heavy, but honestly I’m no boat designer and I’m sure it’s safe as the boat has been around a while. Herring Boat … Continue reading

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Beautiful Industry- Herring Boat Sunlight Winches

See where the wire passes through the white rectangular piece at the top of the winch?  That white rectangular piece glides back and forth on that black bar as the wire gets loaded onto the spool so that it gets … Continue reading

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