Andrew Luman, Schuylar Corbett, and Ruby Lyman
Cruiseport was filled to overflowing with the joyful sounds of children laughing and parents socializing, all there to join in the fun of Art Haven’s 8th Annual Buoy Auction. The hundreds of buoys hand painted by local children were displayed in a fresh new layout with a “Haven Walk” surrounding the perimeter.
Andrew Luman did a fantastic job as the auctioneer and emcee (with Emily Bean above)
For the silent auction, beautiful buoy creations were donated by some of the most talented local artists.
Colleen Apostolos-Marsh “Sugar Skull”
Traci Thayne-Corbett “The Big Catch”
Art Haven’s Buoy Auction is truly a community event in every sense of the word ~
Special thanks were noted in the program to the lobstermen who loaned the traps, Peter Mondello, Bob Morris, Chris Orcsillo, and Scott Horne. Sheree Zizik once again generously donated Cruiseport, delicious food was provided by local restaurants and shops, and many area businesses donated buoy supplies, transportation, and event promotion. Thanks too was given to all who helped construct the Lobster Trap Tree, with thanks to the buoy auction committee, and a very special thanks to Traci-Thayne Corbett and Karen Conant.SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE Read more
5:00AM First Boat Of The Day, The Mighty Cabaret V
Captain Pete is looking at the stinky bait thinking to himself- “Do I really wanna do this?”
Stretch Pete, you’re gonna get through it.
Setting Up the Davit
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Terrible light for this video but that’s part of the point.
It was 14 degrees and ice was forming in the inner harbor yesterday as the Allison Carol headed out for a day of lobstering. All while most folks are still deep in REM sleep.
Notice all the tanks and gear stacked up on the setting table on the stern. That is because the boat is about to receive a fresh coat of paint. Tune in at 1:00PM for the video with Pete talking about the finished results.
Here you can see Pete Mondello’s deck aboard the Allison Carol stripped down and ready for paint. Tune in at 1:00PM today on these pages for the video with the finished product.
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Minimal Editing- Minimal Conversation- Just A Slice Of Time On Gloucester Harbor
Here is Peter Mondello offloading some newly built lobster traps.
Peter is the exception and not the rule as he builds all his traps himself. Most guys buy their lobster traps from a trap builder like Winchester Fishing Gear, Friendship Trap Company or Eaton Traps.
Peter and his brother Joe use a shop under their father’s cobblers shop across from Saint Ann’s Church to build new traps and repair broken ones.
Here’s how the traps get stacked on the newly built setting table on the stern of The Allison Carol.
Bait aboard, boat fueled up, coffee in the thermos, but no mate.