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New Boat: Jessica Laura

Builder: Wesmac Custom Boats, Surry, ME Finisher: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Owner: Jim Poole, Vinalhaven, ME   Dimensions: 46’x14’6″x4’11” Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: C18 Caterpillar (1,000 hp @ 2300 rpm) w/2:1 ZF 500A marine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service Prop: 32″x36.5″x4 Shaft: 2-1/2″ AQ-22; R.E. Thomas Marine …

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Jon Williams: Red crab fishery leader

by Peter K. Prybot   GLOUCESTER, MA – “In my 72 years along the Gloucester waterfront, I’ve never seen such a professional operation as his,” said George Ingersol, at the dock on a recent summer afternoon. His compliment was directed at fixed-gear fisherman and fleet owner Jon Williams of Westport, ME, who bases his slime …

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