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Our lobsterman Mike Tufts catches a rare orange#lobster. If we didn’t shoot the video to show it moving and alive you’d think it was cooked. He returned it to the sea once he let us shoot the video.
Our beautiful old winch head had a groove that had worn down deep in it. A Call to our friends at J & L Welding and voila, it’s fixed up just like new!
For your welding needs contact J & L Welding here-
Thanks J & L!
Film by Kim Smith
Download the Captain Joe and Sons Fisherman’s Android App By Clicking This Link On Your Android Phone Or Tablet
Here are screenshots from my cellphone to show you what it will look like.
I built this app exclusively as a tool for our lobstermen with a bunch of tools they can use at their fingertips.
Here are some screenshots of the Captain Joe and Sons Lobsterman’s App on my phone and a list of the features-
Contact > Captain Joe & Sons address and contact Info
Call Frank Direct > Dials my partner Frank With a press of the button
Call Joe Direct > Dials me with a press of the button
Marine Forecast > Direct Link To the Latest NOAA Marine Forecast
Mass Bay Buoy > Direct Link To Wind, Wave height At the Mass Bay Buoy
Gloucester Tides > Direct Link To Current Gloucester Harbor Tide Chart
Gloucester MA Radar > One Button Tap For Current Radar
Email > Initiated an email addressed to me
Captain Joe and Sons Blog > A List of the latest posts on the Captain Joe and Sons Blog
Map > Interactive Map Showing Location
Video > The Latest YouTube Videos Featuring Scenes from Captain Joe and Sons
GMG App > A Link to download the latest GMG App
Here’s the "new" old cart Brian O’Connor found on Craig’s list in Haverhill and I picked up Friday morning.
The "old" old cart I claimed at an old industrial site in Chelsea and it was being thrown away about 20 years ago. I had no idea what the brand was, all I know is that it was extremely rugged. The type of rugged that could withstand the brutal saltwater conditions of a lobster dock year in and year out. In the Craigslist ad the man listed the similar "newer" old cart as a Fairbanks cart so I googled the company and found out they are still in business.
from the website:
For more than 125 years, the Fairbanks Company has been shipping quality material handling equipment from our manufacturing facilities in Rome, GA. Our facilities encompass more than 200,000 square feet of production and warehousing space. To maintain our leadership role in the industry, we have modernized our facilities with the latest in robotic welding, electrostatic powder coating and CNC machining of wood parts.
These techniques have resulted in the expansion of our product offerings, making us a premier supplier of casters, wheel, handtrucks, platform trucks and dollies.
THE "NEW" OLD CART
You can see the difference between the "new" old cart and the "old" new cart in that the cart below has it’s main load carrying wheels based in the middle of the cart so if you place the load in the middle there is a even disbursement of the weight and makes it easy to move on the larger wheels. They call it a tilt style cart. The "new" old cart has the two big wheels pushed further to the front corner of the cart and two big casters at the back. In the "old" old cart you could turn it 360 degrees in place, with the placement of the wheels on the "new’ old cart it will be slightly less easy to maneuver but will make it easier to pull the crates off of the platform of the cart without the cart wanting to rotate needing for another person to hold the handles while the other worker pulls the crates onto the platform scale. Also the weight bearing wheels on the "new" old cart are much larger.
Here’s the "old" old cart that has been used to offload millions and millions of pounds of lobsters over the past decade.
THE "OLD" OLD CART
I’d say once a month someone calls the dock looking for an old used wood lobster trap they can put a piece of glass on and turn into a decorative coffee table. The answer for as long as I can remember has been “The fishermen haven’t used wooden traps forever.”
Now with this load of wooden lobster traps it’s the first one I‘ve seen in a whole long time.
Bringing it back “Old School” at Captain Joe and Sons Lobster