Here’s The Android App I Built For Our Lobstermen @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

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-

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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

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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

View From the Dock- Morning @CaptJoeLobster The Mighty F/V Sea Force One Pulls Up To Load Bait Before Heading Out To Harvest #Lobster #GloucesterMA

Selected as @scenesofnewengland Photo of The Day 🙂

BOSTON CASTING IS LOOKING REAL LOBSTER FISHERMEN FOR A COMMERCIAL PROJECT

April 27, 2015

BOSTON CASTING IS SEEKING

REAL LOBSTER FISHERMAN

AGES 35-50

FOR A COMMERCIAL PROJECT.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR BOTH UNION AND NON UNION LOBSTER FISHERMAN.

IF CAST, THE SHOOT DATE IS:

THURSDAY, MAY 7th.

IF YOU HAVE A SON Between 13-15 years old, who would you like us to consider for this project,

please note that in your email.

EXCELLENT PAY.

PLEASE EMAIL A PHOTO OF YOU AND YOUR CELL# to: 

bostoncastingsubmit2@gmail.com

Thanks!

AMERICAN ODYSSEY


Extras casting by

Boston Casting, Inc.

We’re Featured In “On the Waterfront: Episode 2” From Shep Means and Cape Ann TV #GloucesterMA

On the Waterfront: Episode 2: Featuring Tony Gross, Cruiseport, and Captain Joe and Sons with host Shep Means.

Erich Archer Writes-

Hello friends of Cape Ann TV,

The second episode of Cape Ann TV’s new original series On the Waterfront is here! 

On the Waterfront is a water-to-table concept with each episode highlighting a different form of sea life. We fish it, process it, cook it, and eat it. All along the way we meet the people of Cape Ann making their living On the Waterfront. 

On this episode we feature one of the most celebrated and economically important species on Cape Ann – the lobster! 

Join our host Shephard Means as he pulls traps with Captain Tony Gross, offloads at Capt. Joe and Sons, and prepares a delicious lobster bake with Vinwood Catering aboard the Beauport Princess at Cruiseport. All along the way we learn just how important the lobster is to this community as one of the few sustainable fishing industries left on Cape Ann. 

We hope to surpass the success of the first episode featuring clams (seen here: http://ow.ly/GXtTG), so if you enjoy episode two please share it with friends!

Our Darth Maul Lobster Makes Top Story In Huffington Posts Weird News and Green Page

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Original Story Here On Good Morning Gloucester-

Darth Maul Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Joey C

We’ve had some crazy mutated lobsters landed at our dock over the years including albino, blue, marbled, calico but none that were separated at birth from Star Wars character- Darth Maul.

Separated At Birth?  You decide.

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‘Nother Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons- November 17, 2012

Skipper Gil Mitchell Aboard The Lobsterboat Gone Fishing Landed This Bad Boy Today-
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Back on June 1st The New England Aquarium declared the Calico Lobster as one in 30 Million which of course we made found of in this post-

Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons 6/1/12 One In 30 Million? Really?

we also had a poll in that post and took some good natured shots at The New England Aquarium’s obvious attempt to make the calico lobster they had seem like a much bigger deal than it was-

Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons 6/1/12 One In 30 Million? Really?

Posted on June 4, 2012 by Joey C

A couple of weeks ago the New England Aquarium took possession of a calico lobster and was touting it through their marketing efforts as a one in 30 million lobster.

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Either the numbers they are using are off or we here at the dock are the luckiest lobster dealers on the planet and should be stocking up on megabucks tickets because we get 2-5 a year.

Click here for pictures of the Calico Lobster at The New England Aquarium

I’m pegging the over/under on number of speckled lobsters that are landed at our dock this year at 3.

Just another mutant to add to the gallery of blue, marbled, albino, speckled, yellow, double clawed, triple clawed and other odd lobsters landed here at our dock, Captain Joe and Sons.

Click below to see the pictures I’ve taken over the years of mutant lobsters landed at our dock.

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Deanne Bonnar and Family are Happy Customers

Dear Capt Joe and Sons,
We recently purchased 30 lobsters from you thru Paul Korn and Sue Bumegin for our family reunion.  There were family members here from Arizona and California as well as Connecticut, RI and of course MA. We had a wonderful time together and the lobster boil was the centerpiece. People could not get enough. Because a few people were unable to come at the last minute there were several lobsters left over, but not for long.  There is perhaps nothing quite as good as getting an extra tail or claw when you thought yours was all gone.  We were all thrilled.
Thanks for helping make our family get together such a memorable time.

Sincerely,

Deanne Bonnar

Calico Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons 6/1/12 One In 30 Million? Really?

A couple of weeks ago the New England Aquarium took possession of a calico lobster and was touting it through their marketing efforts as a one in 30 million lobster.

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Either the numbers they are using are off or we here at the dock are the luckiest lobster dealers on the planet and should be stocking up on megabucks tickets because we get 2-5 a year.

Click here for pictures of the Calico Lobster at The New England Aquarium

I’m pegging the over/under on number of speckled lobsters that are landed at our dock this year at 3.

Here’s the first one I’ve seen this year landed June 1st by our Fisherman Mark Davis aboard the Holy Mackerel-

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Just another mutant to add to the gallery of blue, marbled, albino, speckled, yellow, double clawed, triple clawed and other odd lobsters landed here at our dock, Captain Joe and Sons.

Click below to see the pictures I’ve taken over the years of mutant lobsters landed at our dock.

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That German U-Boat That Torpedoed Our Grandfathers Fishing Boat The Ben and Josephine? Here’s The Account of It’s Day Of Reckoning

Here’s the account of the sinking of our Grandfather Captain Joe Ciaramitaro’s Ben and Josephine-

http://www.wholesalelobster.com/

David Teele forwards the link to the account of the last days of the German U-boat the 432 on the 11th of March 1943-

REPORT ON INTERROGATION OF SURVIVORS FROM "U 432," A 500-TON

U-BOAT SUNK AT ABOUT 1200 G.M.T. ON 11th MARCH, 1943

        "U 432" (Kapitänleutnant Hermann Eckhardt) was sunk in approximate position 51° 35′ N., 28° 30′ W. at about 1300 G.M.T. on 11th March, 1943, by F.F.S. "Aconit" escorting Convoy H.X.228.  "Aconit" had 12 hours previously assisted in the sinking of "U 444" (see C.B. 04051 (63) ), from which boat she had also taken prisoners.

        At about 1100 the same day, "U 432" had torpedoed and sank H.M.S. "Harvester," who had on board one prisoner from "U 444."  Survivors from H.M.S. "Harvester," "U 444" and "U 432" were then transported to Greenock by "Aconit," together with survivors from two ships of H.X.228, torpedoed in the night of 10/11th March, 1943.

III. EIGTH AND LAST PATROL OF "U 432"

(All times are German Summer Time.)

(i)  Departure from La Pallice

        At 1730 on 14th February, 1943, "U 432" cast off from her berth on the north side of the basin at La Pallice.

        At 1750 she left the lock at the entrance to the basin.  There were scenes of great enthusiasm as all present waved "goodbye."  She rammed a harbour launch just after negotiating the lock.  On passing the boom "U 432" was escorted by a "Sperrbrecher" and two patrol vessels.  Also sailing with her was another U-Boat with a crocodile badge on her conning-tower.  Survivors could not remember her captain’s name.  At 2320 the escort parted company and "U 432" proceeded on her patrol alone and on the surface.  Her course was 270°.

(ii)  Passage southwards

        "U 432" remained on the surface until shortly before 0700 on 15th February, 1943, when she dived for the first time on this patrol.  She did not surface again until 1930 when it was found to be much rougher.  Many of her ship’s company were sick.  At 0800 on 16th February, she submerged again, surfacing once more just before dusk.  At 0900 on 17th February, she dived, re-surfacing the same night.  The whole of 18th February was also spent submerged.  Survivors thought that by then they were out of the Bay of Biscay.

(iii)  Receipt of Orders

        About 0100 on 19th February, Eckhardt received a signal ordering him to proceed to join a patrol line named "Wildfang" in a position which he decyphered as a point in the neighbourhood of the Canary Islands.  From this point onwards, "U 432" did not submerge again for some time.

        At 1545 on 20th February hands went to action stations for exercise and that evening there was a party to celebrate the end of the first week at sea.  There had been no events worthy of note since she left port.

(iv)  "U 432"  Alters Course

        By the evening of 21st February, the First Lieutenant began to wonder why they had proceeded so far southwards.  It was then that Eckhardt, seated in his cabin looking through his signal books realised that he had failed to insert a correction, issued prior to his sailing.  Consequently, the signal received on 19th February giving him his orders, had been wrongly decyphered and he had steered south instead of west since that date.  In its correct form the signal ordered him to a position off Newfoundland.  He immediately gave orders to alter course to 300°and made for the patrol line indicated in the original signal.

For the rest of the account which is very interesting click here to read it in entirety on http://www.uboatarchive.net-

http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-432INT.htm