The Lobsterman Cometh and the Bugs Goeth

Findlings from the Firehouse: The Annisquam Historical Society

 

This is such a wonderful glimpse into the Annisquam Historical Society’s extensive collection of photographs dating back to the days of glass plate negatives.

Take some time and view their impressive collection here: annisquamhistoricalsociety.org

I am very grateful to David W. Teele & Betsey B. Horovitz for sharing this information with us. I am hopeful that they may continue to share some of their findings and extensive research.  What a joy it is to see these images and take this trip back in time.

Today a commercial lobsterman has a choice of ways to get the “bugs” to market: off-load from the boat directly to the dealer, lug the catch in totes to a truck and drive to a buyer, or, in some cases, hold the catch for the wholesaler to collect. In 1895, things were not so simple. Lobstermen fishing out of Lobster Cove could row or sail their dories to Chard’s “fish market”. How did others, say at Folly Cove, get their small catches to someone who would pay cash?

We have many photos showing lobstermen with their large wooden pots and dories. Some were plainly posed (1st photo below), but posed or not, the challenge of selling the catch remained.

In the family of one of the authors (DWT), there is an expression “light dawned on Marblehead”. This is what happened when the other author (BBH) looked closely at the second photo. The dealers came right to the water’s edge. (And there is a real, genuine, live lobster in the photo.) We have never found a similar image, of either a dealer or a lobster.

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Lobsters Starting At $4.50lb Don’t Be The Bananahead Kid That Blows Off Father’s Day. Also don’t overthink it. HE WANTS LOBSTER.

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We’re using square to take credit card payments.  We’re open at 5AM.  You can call to place an order at 978-283-1454.  It literally couldn’t be easier.

Captain Joe and Sons Lobster 95 East Main Street, Gloucester MA Directions Click Here

Listen, even if you are a brutally narcissistic jerk of a kid.  In that case get your pops some nice lobster to avoid the inevitable guilt you’d feel for blowing off Father’s Day.  Do it selfishly for yourself in that case to avoid feeling like an ass.  Just don’t be the worst kid ever and blow it off.  (That’s your feel good Father’s Day speech).

Get a pile of culls for $4.50 per lb.  That’s a GREAT DEAL, and a deal we’ve put out to inspire people to support our local fishermen and EAT MORE DELICIOUS LOBSTER!

Other prices-
Chix $5 per pound or 10 chix lobsters for $54
Pound and Quarters $5 per pound 10 Pounds =$50
Pound and a Halves $6 per pound
Other Sizes Available.
All product available til we sell out of the local catch (we don’t buy from Canada or Maine, ONLY SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BOATS!)

 

 

 

The Bluest #BlueLobster I Ever Saw Came In And Went Out Today At The Dock In #GloucesterMA

I’ve been at the dock for 42 years.  a long time.  I’ve seen probably 6 blue lobsters in my time here but none as blue as the one brought in today and released.

 

Just when I get out of the lobster roll rating game, one so horrendous comes along that it pulls me back in.

Here I am at the dock at 5:57PM after coming in at 2:30AM to offload a trailer load of stinky 55 gallon drums of herring so my lobstermen can have bait to go fishing this week.

Just waiting for the last boat to come in to offload their catch so I can go home, eat dinner with my lovely bride, get some rest and what gets pushed at me?

This challenge via twitter-

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I’m tired.  I’m cranky.  And I’ve been retired from the horrendous lobster roll shaming business for a couple of years now but they couldn’t help themselves could they?  They had to come at me.  Well if we must…

MAINE EVENT: PAGU MAKES A SUPER FINE LOBSTER PUKE ON A ROLL

Aaaaand where do I begin?

This might take the cake.  It really might.

From leaving the spongy tips of the pincer claws in, to the roll that doesn’t have the exposed white part of a New England Style bun to butter and grill, to the seeds that undoubtedly leave you walking out of the restaurant with bits all stuck up in your gums looking like a dope.  The typical easy to spot violation- green stuff.  In this case avocado. How many times do we have to go over nothing green should ever touch your lobster roll.  It’s all either filler (in the case of lettuce or celery) or takes away from the most perfect of all flavors- lobster meat mixed with melted butter or mayo.

What in the hell is so hard to understand?

I think it’s an insecurity thing probably.

They’re not confident enough so they gotta go and throw all this trendy bullshit in to try to create a buzz.

Oooooh! Ahhhh! It’s served on a squid ink roll.  Frankly dear I don’t give a damn.  Pear and avocado-  Ooooh! Ahhhh! Again, don’t care.  Don’t distract me from the main event, THE LOBSTER.

Look Jason Pramas the writer in the article here fell for it.  I bet he’s a Yankees fan.  Probably has pictures of A-Rod on the ceiling over his bed.  Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.  Poor guy has his name attached to this atrocity.

He’s going to have to live with it but that doesn’t mean we have to.

We all know how it’s done right and this puke on a roll ain’t it.

Sorry kids this is a big fat- FAIL.

I’m sure they are really nice well intentioned people but please get that shit outta here-

Here are some of the other hall of fame horrendous lobster roll inductees-

THEY CAME, THEY CLAWED, THEY FRICKED IT UP!
A PREEMPTIVE LOBSTER ROLL REFRESHER COURSE BEFORE ANYONE GETS ALL CRAZY

Posted on June 3, 2013 by Joey C

Bastardized Lobster Roll on Tap Today At Gloucester Gourmet

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Joey C

What Is Wrong With People???? Another Lobster Roll Disaster From Some Broads In California

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Joey C

The Broads Out In California Try To Defend The Undefendable

Posted on August 16, 2011 by Joey C

What Does a $50 Lobster Roll Look Like???????

Posted on December 21, 2010 by patrickr

Grandma Ethel Needs To Put Down the Crack Pipe

Posted on July 19, 2011 by Joey C

IDIOTS!!!!!!!!

Posted on June 25, 2009 by Joey C

Easy Peasy Lobster

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Kate’s been away living the dream in Punta Cana at Hard Rock.

I didn’t have a plan for dinner and just needed to get to bed asap after work so bringing lobsters home was the plan.

So just having a couple small lobsters I took a casserole dish with glass top, poured a little water in the bottom and placed the glass top on and let it rip in the microwave for one minute to warm up the water before placing the lobsters in.

8 minutes covered in the microwave and they came out perfectly.

Then I took the dish out, drained the hot water out and filled it up with an ice bath.

Ten minutes later, perfectly ready to shuck .

Best part was how easy the clean up was.  A couple of swipes with soap on the sponge and it was so fresh and so clean clean.

Goddamn they were delicious.

EXCLUSIVE DRONE VIDEO: THE F/V ANNE ROWE CAUGHT ON THE ROCKS BY EASTERN POINT LIGHTHOUSE. UPDATED WITH RESCUE FOOTAGE

Also Check Out Kim Smith’s up Close Photos from Daybreak This Morning-

BREAKING: LOBSTER BOAT ANNE ROWE GROUNDED ON EASTERN POINT

UPDATE: Rescue Footage From Kim Smith-

<em>For a few moments she was on her side and I think I could hear my heartbeat. She righted herself, was towed away from the rocks, and headed home by her own power. </em>

Also It was 2011 that The Miss Fern Went Hard aground In The same Spot-

UHMM ABOUT THE MISS FERN, THE FIRST BOAT TO LAND A TUNA IN THE 2014 BLUEFIN BLOWOUT? IT WAS UP ON THE ROCKS OFF EASTERN POINT SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

 

Rare Orange #Lobster Caught By Mike Tufts Aboard The Mighty F/V Degelyse

Our lobsterman Mike Tufts catches a rare orange#lobster. If we didn’t shoot the video to show it moving and alive you’d think it was cooked. He returned it to the sea once he let us shoot the video.

Click here to see pages and pages of other mutated lobsters we’ve documented at Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company 

#mutantlobster #GloucesterMA#lobstercompany #beautifulindustry

 

Lobster Molting In A Fish Basket

 

HURRICANE NICOLE BRINGS GINORMOUS ENORMOUS LOBSTER!

While night fishing off the coast of Bermuda, and in the wake of Hurricane Nicole, the charter vessel Sanctuary Marine Bermuda accidentally captured a 14 pound Spiny Lobster. The ginormous crustacean was later released. The largest lobster recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records was 44 pounds. If this is what a 14 pound lobster looks like, can you image a 44 pound lobster?!?lvlobster18f-1-weblvlobster18f

Lots of activity @CaptJoeLobster this morning. It’s go time for #lobster season. Let’s do this! #lobstercompany #GloucesterMA

First Calico #Lobster Of The Season @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA @NEAQ Says They’re Incredibly Rare.

The New England Aquarium pegs the odds of getting one at 1 in 30 million. Read the article here

 

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Yo Yo Yo- Check Out Bex’ #Lobster Trap Wire Lobster All Lit Up Like A MFer

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Well if this isn’t the coolest damn#Christmas #lobster decoration ever I don’t know what is. My buddy Bex added the lights. Someone from #RockportMA made the lobster trap wire lobster. I’ll find out who and credit the creator once I talk to Bex.