This time of year the day boat fleet goes out when the weather permits....most of the time. Trying to balance the weather and fish quotas seems to be the pattern these days. And with the government restrictions and paperwork part of the fishermen's workload, sometimes I think they'd be better off with a lawyer and secretary onboard!
When fishermen need a diver to work on their boat or when something on the dock needs to be fixed they call on "Salvi" Benson, jack of all marine trades! "Salvi" is also a Gloucester legend, the all time St. Peter's Fiesta Greasy Pole Champion!
Done feeding the gulls!
Heading to the dock.
Getting ready to tie up.
"Sabrina Maria" heads in and the "Michael & Kristan" heads out.
"Lisa Rose" steams by.
Lobster boat "My Girls II"
US Navy flag. Why it's there....I don't have a clue.
Captain Phil Powell working on his "Foxy Lady"
Captain Phil sees the camera!
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"!