Tag Archives: Western Venture

Western Venture backing into Rose Marina on Rogers Street

Was very impressed how the captain was able to back this ship into the Marina, I have a hard enough time backing into a space on Main Street.  Here is some information on this huge ship, by the late Peter … Continue reading

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Gloucester At Dawn 4:46AM 5/17/12

Can you see the moon?

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The Building Center and Peter Mullins Wharf From I4-C2

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RIP Charlie You Will Be Missed By Many

 Here is Charlie in the yard at Rose’s Marine where he was working on his dive boat. click the picture for the larger version

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Charlie Talks About Gloucester And Why He Loves Fishing August 10,2008

Rest In Peace Charlie. Prayers go out to your family.

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Western Venture, Gloucester At Dawn,

Western Venture, Gloucester At Dawn,, originally uploaded by captjoe06. For more pictures and videos aboard this incredible boat click this text

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Western Venture Herring Management System Video

Click The Picture To View The Video This Video Show How Large Amounts Of Herring That Gets Pumped Aboard The Western Venture Find Their Way Into The Different Sections Of The Massive Boats Fish Holds.

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Western Venture Herring Management System

The Herring gets pumped aboard and then travels down these shutes and diverted into whichever hold they want it to go with the removable slats. Western Venture Herring Management System, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Beautiful Industry- Western Venture Shackles and Pins

Here are the shackles and pins that connect the Western Venture’s groundlines to its net. YOu think this equipment has done some work? Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here you can see the green groundlines ready to be attached to the brown net. Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06. These pins and shackles will connect the two-

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Western Venture Net Loading

Video coming……. Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Herring Net Herring Net, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here’s a picture left from the other day when the Western Venture was loading it’s net from the Swan Net Boom Truck. What is interesting about it is how high it sits out of the water so that the opening … Continue reading

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Net Offloading/Loading on The Western Venture

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Western Venture Net Loading Onto Net Reel

As the net reel reels the net on, the crew guide it back and forth so it will be loaded evenly onto the spool. A net this large you wouldn’t want all bunched up in the middle. Western Venture Net … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here you see the men guiding the net off of the boom truck. They are making sure it is spread properly so once it gets loaded onto the net reel on the boat, it will set off from the boat … Continue reading

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Swan Net Boom Truck

I wonder how much the nets weigh? I mean the nets these boats tow are enormous, filling up this big truck. My guess is wet they would weigh 18,000 pounds and dry 15,000 pounds. My guess is based on the … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Using a portable boom truck equipped with a power block, the huge herring nets are loaded onto the midwater trawler the Western venture at The State Fish Pier in Gloucester. Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Westen Venture Loads Net From Swan Net Boom Truck Video

Watch as the massive net gets offloaded from the Swan Net’s boom truck and onto the net reel aboard the Western Venture.  Swan Net has a facility to mend and create fishing nets up at the Blackburn Industrial Park, over … Continue reading

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Western Venture Herring Boat Slide Show

Click this text to view the slide show in full screen mode with greater clarity. Next Updates at 10:30AM

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View Of the Aft Stern On The Western Venture

View Of the Aft Stern On The Western Venture, originally uploaded by captjoe06. Here is the view from the wheelhouse looking directly toward the stern of the Western Venture. Note the enormous winches that will haul the nets in from … Continue reading

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High Tech Controls Aboard The Western Venture

High Tech Controls Aboard The Western Venture, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Down The Engine Room Of The Western Venture

Compared to the much smaller engine rooms of our lobster boats, the room to walk around the individual engines aboard the Western Venture seems downright cavernous. Spotless all the way around. You could eat off any of these engines the … Continue reading

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Western Venture -Herring Assassin

  Western Venture Herring Assassin, originally uploaded by captjoe06.  

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Galley and Living Quarters Aboard The Western Venture Herring Boat

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