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

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The "New" Old Cart At The Dock @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

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.
http://www.fairbankscasters.com/
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

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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

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Something I Haven’t Seen Since 1989 At The Dock- A New Shipment of Wooden (read Not Wire) Lobster Traps @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

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

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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.

Chickity Check It!- “More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters”

Ancient, Predatory "Lobster" is an Ancestor to All Modern Arthropods

From Gizmodo-

More than 250 million years before the first dinosaur, the most fearsome killers on Earth may have been lobsters. Yawunik kootenayi, a common ancestor to spiders, shrimp and butterflies, was a predatory "lobster-like" creature that ruled the seas half a billion years ago.

As reported this week in the journal Paleontology, fossils of Yawunik were recently unearthed from Marble Canyon, part of the renowned Burgess Shale rock formation of British Columbia. This massive fossil bed holds specimens of many sea creatures that lived during the Cambrian period, the geologic era that saw a rapid diversification of marine life forms.

For the entire story and photos click here

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Journal reference: Paleontology

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!

WE RELEASED THE RARE YELLOW LOBSTER WE HAD AT THE DOCK THIS MORNING AFTER IT HAD RELEASED ITS EGGS WHILE IN OUR TANK

We Released The Rare Yellow Lobster We Had At The Dock This Morning After It Had Released Its Eggs While In Our Tank.

About a month ago we released the blue one and the quadruple clawed one for the very same reason.  A good lesson for the kids to learn about sustainability in the lobster industry.  Hated to see that rare lobster leave the dock but at least my girls got to witness it.

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Blue Lobster Video From Kim Smith

Beautiful Blue Lobster Landed at Captain Joe and Sons by Captain Dave Jewell of the Lady J, October 11, 2013.

Dave Jewell lands a blue lobster, Joey drives the forklift, and shows us how to tell the difference between a male and female lobster–set to a trio of Bruce Springsteen songs from the Seeger Sessions–just another day at Captain Joe and Sons!

In order of appearance ~

Joey Ciaramitaro
Ryan
Frankie Ciaramitaro
Captain Dave Jewell

For information about the Lady J fishing charters visit their website at Lady J Fishing Charters.

~ Songs ~

American Land
Bruce Springsteen

Pay Me My Money Down
Bruce Springsteen

Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen

See GMG links to posts about the beautiful blue lobster:

Blue Lobster Landed At Captain Joe and Sons
Come Down To Captain Joe and Sons Through The Weekend To Take Your Picture With The Blue Lobster