Here’s a before and after picture of Tuffy after a day of lobstering. We just finished lowering bait down onto his boat The Degelyse and took this picture. Note the how clean his white shirt is in the before picture.
The reason his shirt is all dirty particularly in that spot under his arm is because that is where his oilskins don’t cover his shirt and the line from the pot trawls come up over the rails and with it sling mud and stuff all over the place as it comes through the hauling block.
You may remember Tony Gross from his pictures in the Boatyard-
or when he chopped off the tip of his finger and became a “cull”
Well the other day Tony was hauling lobster traps and off his gear fell a seahorse which are pretty rare to catch up in our waters. His lovely wife Abbie sent us the picture-
Hi Joey, here’s a photo of the seahorse that came up with Tony’s trawl
I thought you might want to use some of the pics I’ve been taking on Trapper John.
If you don’t I wont be offended :-]
– Ashley Pickett
Sean from The Degelyse- Look For His Video Tomorrow
Always willing to try new things, Sean takes on a new look.
What’s next on Sean’s hit parade? Stay Tuned.
The art of Lobstering
Heading out to sea with Gloucester lobsterman Geno Mondello
Food for Thought Heather Atwood
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Eight-legged, with 21 body segments and a brain the size of a grasshopper, a lobster inhales through its legs and exhales through its head, extracting oxygen on the way through its gills.
Lobsters can smell. While officially they don’t "hear," it is said that traps are usually empty on July 5, leaving many to believe lobsters hear enough to hide from the fireworks the night before.
Lobstering is the oldest continuous business in Massachusetts.
Click the Picture Below For The Video’s Featuring Geno Building Dories At His Dory Shop and out On His Lobster Boat
Last summer Sean aboard the Degelyse did a swan dive off the roof here at the dock in his jock strap.
What some people probably don’t realize is that the photos you see here are actually hosted on a picture hosting site called Flickr. On Flickr you can do searches for just about anything and up pop results in the form of pictures.
So evidently many gay guys do searches for jockstrapped men and up pop photos of our boy Sean. The reason I know this is because I receive email alerts when someone marks one of my photos on Flickr as a favorite. Every other day or so Sean’s jockstrap photos get favorited by someone and I get an email alert. He has developed sort of a cult following in the gay world which he is very proud of.
Here he is in this video with a promise for all of his fans-
Something for everyone here at GMG!
John Todd lobsters on the Tir Na Nog. It’s a tiny boat that rolls around like an empty chlorox bottle being tossed around in the sea but John get’s it done aboard the Mighty Tir Na Nog nonetheless. Everything aboard the Tir na Nog is tiny except for the skipper- John Todd. I’m not exactly sure how he fits in the pilot house of the boat, being hunched over all day doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun.
The meaning of Tir na nÓg is "Land of Eternal Youth." From an old Irish legend, Tir na nÓg was a mythical island off Ireland’s West Coast where its inhabitants remained forever young.
Mark Ring One Of The Nicest Guys In The Business
More Gloucester Perspectives Videos Coming
Johnny has been going out more regularly than any other lobsterman in our fleet this year. The fisherman who goes out most consistently holds the “Ironman” title and so far this year Doc is the Ironman.
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You won’t catch me biting any salted bait herring any time soon. no sir
This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43. It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.
I hope you enjoy it. there are some pretty touching moments in here.
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The boat had a little over a foot of snow aboard after the snow storm. There’s a whole set of precautions that commercial fishermen have to take to keep their boats going through the extreme cold temperatures. Frozen coolant lines, frozen lobster hoses, snow engines freezing up.
It’s always best to have a block heater which keeps the engine warm and the fuel from gelling up. We plug our truck in and it starts up (usually) pretty easily but without that block heater forgettabout it!
Video at 6pm
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Every Christmastime Tony Gross, the skipper of the lobsterboat F/V Sandollar makes a ridiculous number of Swedish Coffee Bread loaves and gives them out to friends. I made the mistake and called it Nisu but because the recipe comes from an elder in Tony’s family he insists it be called Swedish Coffee Bread.
It’s delicious and best eaten within a day of cooking. I sure am glad I’m on the list of those who get one every year!