After being away for safety training I gathered some more images from last weeks storm and from around the docks.
A new government requirement will be enforced starting May 1st. It will require all Dock Monitors(me)to board all vessels after all fish has been unloaded to assure the boat is empty of fish. I'm not the only one who is not happy about this rule, other DM's are semi-retired and injury is a real possibility. Low tide climbing down slippery and damaged ladders, confined spaces with slippery fish holds and vessels slamming the dock in heavy weather are some of the concerns. The whole unload process will slow down, at times I have as many as 8-12 boats a day at different docks around the waterfront. I also cover Rockport and Newburyport, and this new season instead of covering a minimum of 50% of the landings.....62% will have to be covered!
For almost a year now I have worked the trust of the captains, with this new rule I feel the captains would think I don't trust them! But rules are rules and hopefully this requirement will revert back to where it belongs....In the hands of law enforcement!
Note: the 1st two images were taken with my cell phone.
USCG Training Facility at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod(that other cape).
USCG check net mesh size aboard "Christina Eleni" (They were in compliance).
Eric brings in more totes at the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction.
A bit rough out!
Good Harbor Beach
A bridge to nowhere!
Checking out the surf.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!