Voyeurism 101- “Art, Rocks!” The Movie- One Of The Top 5 Funniest Movies We’ve Ever Done

There are about 5 spots in here where I just bust out laughing.

The video just continues to ramp up and ramp up and ramp up in intensity right through the end.   We were absolutely rolling in the office by the 10 minute 30 second mark and then it just goes into overdrive.

For Adam Bolonsky- The Fence And What It’s Used For On A Lobster Boat- The Degelyse


Many lobster boats have been installing these”fences” along the side of the boat where that is opposite the hauling station. 

The fence has several purposes.  Real estate on a lobster boat is valuable, especially if the lobsterman is a real fisherman and not just a “pot hauler”.  A pot hauler is a lobsterman who simply sets his traps out in the same spots and doesn’t take the time to figure out what exactly the lobsters are doing and more importantly where they will show up next.  So the “pot hauler” sets his traps and goes back to the same spots over and over and doesn’t move the lobster traps around to try to be where the lobsters will show up next to be caught.  

Lugging 100 traps from one area to another and resetting them and adjusting the lengths of the trawl lines for different fathoms is a lot of work and some “pot haulers” would just assume keep to a simple routine even though it doesn’t yield the best results.  To be fair, to move lots of traps from one area to a whole different area forces a lobsterman to either have a very large boat in which they can stack a ton of traps on and get lots of traps moved at one time or if they have smaller boats they have to make multiple trips because you just can’t put that many traps aboard due to a shortage of space.

This is where a fence can be beneficial in two ways.  All of the buoys and high-flyers and even barrels can be lashed on to the fence to save deck space for work. 

Secondly when stacking traps high on the deck of the boat to get as many on as possible for moving them to a different area the fence helps to secure the traps.  So if the lobsterman feels that his catch has dropped off and he can catch more lobsters by moving to a different area he can move a bunch at one time and not worry about losing them overboard in windy or rough conditions.





Did You Know? (Guest Artist)

That the first guest artist exhibiting at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck will be by JP/Gloucester artist, Pete Chamberlain?  Pete’s exhibit will start on June 10th and run through June 23rd, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  Pete is a multimedia painter, furniture maker and sculptor of wood, stone and rustic materials.  His paintings and three-dimensional works are very unique and fun (see samples), and we are excited to have Pete as our first guest artist.  Pete has exhibited his works at JP Open Studios, Two Boats Gallery, Boston City Hall, Innovative Moves, JP Art Center, Gallery Pertutti, Arnold Arboretum, Cornwall Gallery, Piano Factory Gallery, Houston-Tuttle/Gallery One, Footlight Club (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) and the Rustic Furniture Makers Fair at Adirondack Museum (Rockland, ME).  He has a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.  Come by and welcome Pete and his work to Rocky Neck.

E.J. Lefavour


Bill Hubbard Comments On Arley Pett’s Codfish Pin

Interesting article on Arley Pett’s Codfish Pins.  Reminded me of a codfish pin my
mother had.  See the attachment.

The pin is sterling silver and shows a codfish and a gaff or billy handle and a line and hook.  It is 4-1/2" wide and 3/4" deep.  On the reverse side is engraved "M.E. Bott "Sept.27th. 1892 19Yrs."
When Bill Blanchard had the Jewelry Store(Blanchard’s)on Maine St., next to Cape Ann Savings Bank I showed it to him.  He had never seen one like it.  I wanted to add this as a comment on the Codfish Pin post but couldn’t figure out how to do it and include the picture.


The Homecoming

 The Homecoming, circa 1950 Anonymous/©Fredrik D. Bodin
It’s rare that a photograph can make me well up a bit every time I look at it. This one does. Although we can’t see see the soldier’s face, we know where he’s been: to war. Now he’s returned after a long hot trip, being welcomed by his family in an airport or train station. The three women, probably his wife, mother, and daughter, are all crying with happiness to have him home. It’s hard to not do the same.
About two years ago a woman came into my gallery with a few photographs she wanted to sell. I was struck when I saw this one, and bought it. It’s an 8×10 black and white glossy, with no information on the front or back. An unknown press photographer probably took the picture, and I don’t know if it was ever published. I wonder if he or she realized the emotional weight of this image. An unexpected gift for us on Memorial Day.

Scanned from the original 8×10 inch print. Negative #AD110530-001
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Mark Teiwes Shares His Photos From Abby’s Gloucester Fishing Exhibit Here at Captain Joe and Sons

We partnered with Mark two years ago for his Faces of The Working Waterfront seARTS Partner with an Artist show here at our dock.  It was nice to see him and his lovely wife Becky come out to show some love to Abby and us for her exhibit.

You can see Mark’s amazing Faces of The Working Waterfront Slideshow here