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Therese Sauvageau: Half a century a lobsterwoman

A conversation with Therese Sauvageau, lobsterwoman of Beverly, MA, and delegate to the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) board of directors, on her fifty years of lobstering. –Editor   BEVERLY, MA – “Everything was just simpler then,” says Therese Sauvageau, who started her career as a ten-year-old hanging out at the docks. “And less expensive, too.  …

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Linda Greenlaw welcomed back to Gloucester…

…addresses annual fishermen’s memorial service   GLOUCESTER, MA – Capt. Linda Greenlaw, the celebrated fisherman and author – and a valued friend of this city by the sea – delivered the keynote address during Gloucester’s 20th Annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service. Several hundred fishing families and friends gathered on a late August afternoon at Gloucester’s historic …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Northern Bay 36

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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Angela Sanfilippo named to Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

GLOUCESTER, MA – Angela Sanfilippo, the inspired and longtime president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) was honored last month by both the Boston seafood industry and the City of Gloucester. Sanfilippo, the wife, daughter, and sister of fishermen, is also the executive director of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership Support Services. She has served …

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Athearn Marine: 70 years of serving fishermen

  by Brian Robbins FAIRHAVEN, MA – It’s a few minutes before 8 am and things are quiet on Union Wharf in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.  Oh, there are sounds in the air – someone grinding a weld; a maul pounding on something substantial; a forklift being jockeyed around; a big diesel rumbling as a scalloper backs …

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Gloucester celebrates its 86th Annual St. Peter’s Fiesta

GLOUCESTER, MA – On the last weekend in June thousands of people thronged America’s oldest fishing port for the city’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta. The celebration honors Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, and the fishing way of life that has shaped Gloucester for nearly 400 years. On Sunday Jun. 26, following an outdoor mass, …

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Tuna Focus 2016

Atlantic bluefin tuna research seeks to unlock the mysteries of the migrators by Walt Golet PORTLAND, ME –  So June 1 has come and gone, which means bluefin tuna season is here. While many of us are familiar with the migratory patterns of bluefin tuna that bring them to the Gulf of Maine each summer to …

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Wheel Watch – Stew Tuttle: turning the page on a new chapter

I’d told Stewart Tuttle to pick the spot where we could sit for a bit and talk about his retiring from the marine engine business (including his 18-year run with Milton Cat).  Byrnes Irish Pub in Bath, ME was Stew’s choice, but I wasn’t seeing him anywhere in the room. And then the guy sitting …

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William Faulkingham: an MVP of Downeast boat building

by Brian Robbins BEALS ISLAND, ME – Maybe you recognize the name or the face; maybe you don’t. But chances are, if you’ve been around the boat shops of Beals Island and Jonesport, ME during the last several decades, you’ve crossed paths with William Faulkingham … whether you knew it or not. Remember the movie …

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Cape Fish – two anniversaries and a prodigal son returns

Any small business could learn a thing or two from Cape Fishermen’s Supply in Chatham, MA.  For instance … 1. Work hard; be honest; have fun. Cape Fish has been doing just that for 40 years, since original owner Billy Nichols and his wife Nancy opened the shop in 1976.  Billy brought a commercial fishing …

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