The Winch

This is the winch that our Grandfather Captain Joe used, Our Fathers used and now Frankie and I use to offload tote after tote of lobsters and fish.

The snow is coming sideways into the building today which means it’s pretty much a crappy day out on the water.

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The Bow Of The Ramblin’ Rose

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Here’s the bow of The Ramblin Rose while she was tied up to put on bait before heading out for a day of lobstering.  This is the view from the front of our dock looking to the outer harbor.

2010 Gloucester Lobster Trap tree

It’s that time of year. The Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree Has Been Constructed and Adorned With Buoys Hand Painted With Love and Special Messages Of Peace, Joy and Hope By The Children Of Gloucester. And then there are the sterile generic boring trees erected by prisoners of the Maine criminal system who have been incarcerated for unspeakable crimes against the elderly and sick and destitute.

The Wonderful 2010 Gloucester lobster Trap Tree

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The Crappy Generic Rockland Lobster Trap Tree

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The Ridiculously Disproportionate Beals Island Lobster Trap Tree-

Sources have indicated that The Maine Lobster Trap Trees Were Built By Bands Of People Let Out Of Jail For Crimes Such As Mugging Salvation Army Bell Ringers Outside Of Maine Strip Malls. As Punishment These Convicts Were Forced To Erect Hideous Displays Of Unimaginative Lobster Trap Trees.

Da Forktruck

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Here’s our forktruck.  We’ve had it for about 7 years or so.

Yes, it’s covered with rust.  New forktrucks can operate in manufacturing plants away from salt water conditions like we operate and look brand new 10-15 years later but operating on the dock exposed to the elements and with the salt water mist from the tanks covering everything, they just turn to rust.

A new forktruck would cost about $30,000 and would look exactly like ours within a couple of years down our dock.  Salt water just eats away at everything.

Meet Our Lobstermen- Toby Burnham

Here’s Toby.  What is unusual about this picture is that Toby is in the office.  Normally Toby goes lobstering every single day.  There are a couple of our guys that go fishing every single day like Toby and we award the guy who has the most landings at the end of the year with the title of Ironman.

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