GMG Treasures: TREASURED AUDIO- CIGAR JOE FRONTIERO TALKS ABOUT FISHING OUT OF GLOUCESTER MA IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY

TREASURED AUDIO- CIGAR JOE FRONTIERO TALKS ABOUT FISHING OUT OF GLOUCESTER MA IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY PART IV

The family of Cigar Joe Frontiero brings Good Morning Gloucester these treasured recordings of Fishing out of Gloucester MA in the early part of the century. I’m happy that the family entrusted GMG with these priceless recordings and am proud to be able to have the platform in which we can archive and share with the community.

Thank you to the family of Cigar Joe Frontiero

Cigar Joe Photos Provided By The Frontiero Family
Cigar Joe Photos Provided By The Frontiero Family

Cigar Joe Frontiero born in 1898 these tapes were recorded in 1981 when he was 83 years old.

Click here or the arrow below to listen to the recording

The history behind the tapes: Someone had asked Cigar Joe for an interview for an oral history project but Cigar Joe decided to do the recording himself. At the time he was having trouble with circulation in his legs and spent most of the time at home so he bought a tape recorder. He had trouble with the tape recorder and threw all of the tapes away. His mailman took the trashed tapes, spliced them, and made copies. He gave Cigar Joe copies and kept backups (with Cigar Joe’s consent) in case the originals were lost. This occurred in 1981.

For The Other Parts Of This Series-

Treasured Audio-Gloucester History Cigar Joe Talks About Smuggling Liquor In the Early Part of The Twentieth Century Part 1

Treasured Audio-Gloucester History Cigar Joe Talks About Fishing In the Early Part of The Twentieth Century Part II

Treasured Audio- Cigar Joe Frontiero Talks About Fishing Out Of Gloucester MA In The Early Part Of The 20th Century Part III

Look for part V of VI April  13th and 16th

 

 

 

 

One thought on “GMG Treasures: TREASURED AUDIO- CIGAR JOE FRONTIERO TALKS ABOUT FISHING OUT OF GLOUCESTER MA IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY

  1. This is my grandfather. Cigar Joe Frontiero. I am ToniLynn Gagliano Siders. My parents are Anthony James Gagliano and Rosalie Ann Frontiero. Both my parents have passed. I didn’t realize this all came about in 1981. That’s when I graduated high school. Thank you for the audios. Means so much to me to be able to hear my grandpas voice. He use to call me his little “yathaaida”, which meant little pussycat. I didn’t see my grabdpa much, living in Peru Indiana, but when I did see him, he’d take me out periwinkle hunting, or to Martha’s to see her daughter Sandy, or buy me fried clams. I miss my grandpa Cigar Joe dearly.

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