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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