Meet Amy Robertson and Christina Carpenter-Robertson-Your US Grand Banks Dory Womens Team

Amy and Christina will be racing dories vs the Canadians on June 19th In Gloucester Harbor.

Be sure to come down and support our crews.

Pete Mondello Hard At Work While Katherine Richmond Paints The Handline Dory At Geno’s Dory Shop

Here we see Pete cozied up to the wood stove while Katherine applies another coat to the inside of the Handline Dory which will be raffled off to support the International Dory Races.

Katherine Richmond Painting The Handline Dory For The Raffle

The Handline Dory That The International Dory Racing will be raffling off is being painted here by Katherine Richmond. Of course the dory is being painted Dory Buff, the traditional dory color.  If you don’t have your raffle tickets yet click this text to find out where how to win Tickets are only $5

Geno’s Glasses and Lunenburg Fishing Dory Plans

Here are the plans that Geno Mondello works off of for his Lunenburg dorys.

Sitting atop the plans are his glasses and the old school photo he promised to reproduce for me of our dock.

Geno’s Dory Shop at the GMHC

Geno’s Dory Shop, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

From now on I’m calling the Maritime Heritage Center the GMHC.

Anyway I have a series of photos I took from Geno’s Dory Shop over at GMHC that I’ll be posting throughout the day.

I’ve seen a ton of old photographs of the flakeyards in Gloucester but could never distinguish one from our dock in East Gloucester until I stopped by and saw Geno. He happened to have one among the sawdust and I was blown away at the size and scope of the buildings that once sat on our property. The buildings were 3 stories high and lined East Main Street and went out over the water. My father often tells me stories about when my grandfather bought the place from Gortons and they handed him a huge round key chain with a ridiculous number of keys that lined up side by side touching each other all the way around this key ring like spokes on a bike only like it was about 200 keys for all the different rooms with locks.

Geno is going to make me a copy of the picture. Thanks Geno.