Our Grandfather Captain Joe and His Crew Aboard The F/V Benjamin C Landed 198,500lbs of Redfish March 2, 1948

Gloucester’s realest no-bullshit historian Ron Gilson provided the newspaper clipping.

Captain Joe was 33 years old and lived at 7 Washington Sq.

This is without the electronics that modern fishing boats use today.

Crew members shared up $733 each. Adjusted for inflation that’s $7800 each.

Incredible.

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