Growing Up Salty

Growing up around America’s oldest fishing port, my boys have learned a thing or two and I couldn’t be happier.  I made this little movie (click on the link to see it) after spending the day watching them work over the weekend.  There is a difference between growing up near the water….and growing up on the water.  From the beginning we thought it was important, living where they live, to experience the working waterfront…and to understand the rich, honorable, and often solemn history of the fishing industry.  I couldn’t even begin to add up the hours we spent walking the docks and going for drives to see different types of fishing vessels and to learn the inner harbors.  Thatcher, in particular, practiced reading by sounding out the names of boats…. and a big part of both Finn and Thatch’s vocabulary came from conversations about marine life and maritime history.  They both love to fish…especially Finn….and they both love to sail…especially Thatch.  Lobstering is something they have both enjoyed for a long time and they’ve become pretty savvy in recent years. I love that at 10 and 12 years-old they not only love being on the water, but they also aren’t afraid of some hard work. They spent six hours getting some gear into the water on Saturday and then practiced hauling a couple of traps as well.  I love watching them work and I’m so happy that they have had the opportunity to grow up on the water.

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Thunderstorms clearing over #GloucesterMA Harbor. Looks like a #fishing day after all. #Lobster #lobstercompany

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Here’s Tuffy and Forest at 4:45AM

NEW FILM: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE CAPTAIN JOE AND SONS LOBSTERMEN

Brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester ~ Happy Thanksgiving All!

In order of appearance:

Bowdie Russell

Joe Ciaramitaro

Katelyn Foley

Richie Cassola

Frankie Ciaramitaro

Cody Burns

Jerry McKay

Daniel J. Dunbar

Pete Mondello

Richie Baressi

Mike Tufts

Peter Libro

Matt St. Pierre

Steve Amaral

Tony Gross

A mad rush by Lobstermen this morning to try to move their pots to safer waters ahead of the upcoming Nor ‘Easter @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

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Tuffy’s Daughter Degelis From Lobster Girl To COO. Is there Anything She Can’t Do?

Playing with lobsters

Degelis Tufts took a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City this August to roll up her sleeves and get busy banding on a father-daughter lobstering trip aboard the Degelyse. This is nothing new to Degelis, as she’s been playing with lobsters since she was a baby and has been helping dad on the boat since age 6. 

Degelis is now the COO of TopShelf Clothes, a (free!) online personal shopper for women. TopShelf has a team of personal stylists finding the items you need from across the top online retailers, lets you vote on their suggestions with a click of a button, and automatically creates an online closet for you based on past purchases. Ladies of Good Morning Gloucester – check it out at www.topshelfclothes.com

Banding

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We Lose A Good Morning Gloucester Favorite To The Navy

Sean retires from lobstering to enlist in the Navy

A little bit of sunshine will be leaving along with Sean.  Always positive always funny. 

We will miss you buddy.

Remember-  The Backbone of this country is….. 

Long before there were run-ins with Buddhists there was jock strap diving.

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Always willing to try new things, Sean takes on a new look.

What’s next on Sean’s hit parade?  Stay Tuned.

Here’s a video we took  a while back in which Sean wins a bet

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Youth and Energy With A Dash Of Crazy.

Sean Is A Sick Monkey, originally uploaded by captjoe06.