Gloucester Times Tuesday March 2, 1948 Our Grandfather Captain Joe Ciaramitaro and his crew are featured as one of two fishing draggers making big records.

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The largest gross stock and gross a st share made by a Gloucester fishing boat for several ycars, was that made yesterday by the local auxiliary fishing dragger Benjamin C., Capt. Joseph Ciaramitaro, 33 ycars, y Washington square, yesterday. The drag-ger arrived al Boston Fish Pier and sold her trip of 198,500 pounds of groundfish for $17,300. Each of the 12-man crew are reported to have re-reived a gross share of $733.

Another newsworthy note in the local fisheries, is that the Gloucester dragger. Pantrades Androssa’

“Capt. Walter Beatteay, lairaed here this morning, the largest fare of redfish ever landed anywhere, hailing for 250,000 pounds redfish and 20,000 pounds’ of other groundfish. The trip was sold to Gorton-Pew Fisheries Co. Ltd., and the craft should stock in the vicinity of $i2,000.

On the stellar trip, the Benjamin C., was gone only nine days on a voyage to Emerald bank, and got a trip including 155.000 pounds haddock, 20.000 pounds scrod, 6000 pounds cod, and 11,500 pounds mixed fish,

Capt. Ciaramilaro and his crew have done exceplionally well fishine out of this port through the winter months.

Like all other craft fishing In the North Atlantic this winter. she has encountered the hardest kind of weather, including frequent gales and storms, coupled with severe cold. It has been a rugged life even for men who are accustomed to hardship.

The Benjamill C., however, in the four trIps she has made since the first of this year, has landed a total of 802,500 pounds fresh ish including 560,000 pounds redlish and 242.500 pounds groundfish.

That’s a areatstart for the first two months of tho усвт.

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