The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Dead in the Water !

Sunday was just another day working on the waterfront as I headed down the the Gloucester Seafood Display Auction. Early in the morning I was waiting for the "Princess Laura" to arrive from her berth at the Jodrey Fish Pier. Looking across the harbor as she made her way over, we noticed her slowing down. Eventually the vessel came to a stop in the middle of the south channel! A call to the skipper from the dock manager revealed the linkage between the engine and prop shaft had failed. The vessel was hapless as she drifted towards the shallower mooring field. At low tide with a belly full of fish there was concern she would hit the rocks that are submerged there. Quick thinking by her crew they deployed the starboard door, normally used to spread the net as they dragged to use as an anchor. It worked and her drifting came to a stop. Next the call was made to have the "Capt. Joe" tow her into the Fish Auction. The "Capt. Joe" was scheduled to unload her fish after the "Princess Laura" was offloaded. Dispite tight quarters the "Capt. Joe" was able to bring her crippled counterpart to the dock to offload.

"Princess Laura" comes to a stop.

Door deployed as dory rows by.

"Capt. Joe" arrives.


Ready with dock lines.

Tight squeeze!

"Capt. Joe" skipper giving orders.

55 lb halibut!

Sharp teeth!

John holds mega mussel!

Sense of size! By the way, it was returned to the deep.

Lobsterman heads out to set his gear.


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My husband and I love Gloucester and I don't mind saying Fisherman's Brew Beer. Also my nephew lives in Gloucester and we enjoying visiting every chance we get. Wonderful blog.

Jay Albert said...

Thank You!

Troy Colvin said...

he bought the capt. joe from a local business man in Panama city, Florida me and my father worked the boat my father capt me first mate not a lot of ground Fishing boats in the gulf deep water trawl I'm a fourth generation commercial shrimper we were asked to run the boat for a local fish house best times of my life were on that boat I met joe dimaio when he came to look at the boat he later hired me and my dad to take the boat from Panama city to bayou la batre Alabama where I later worked for Joe at the boat yard on his crew we totally rebuilt that boat refitted it everything don't know if he still owns it but I'm glad to still see it around wish we had it back in the gulf

"Glosta Logic"

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"!

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