Category Archive: People

Wind, waves sink Miss Sambvca: A harrowing account of the rescue

Tuna boat Pin Wheel. (Shelley Wigglesworth photo)

GLOUCESTER, MA – On the evening of October 19, Tyler McLaughlin of the National Geographic Channel’s hit television series “Wicked Tuna” and his mate, Stephen … Read the rest

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Health insurance open enrollment starts Nov. 15

GLOUCESTER, MA – Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts Nov. 15 and runs through Feb. 15, 2015.  Signing up means … Read the rest

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South Boston to lose historic fishermen’s chapel

The chapel’s stained glass windows depict:  the biblical story of Jesus walking on water and calming the storm to reassure his disciples, a number of whom were fishermen; Gloucester’s famous “Man at the Wheel” statute.  (Photos courtesy of Vivien Li)

SOUTH BOSTON, MA – As ever-changing rules and regulations challenge the bread-and-butter end of the commercial fishing industry, something else is threatening the heart and … Read the rest

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Fraun Martin: A life of love and laughter

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Even when you know it’s coming, the news hurts.  The CFN family got word on Aug. 1 that Fraun Cragg Martin had left this world, … Read the rest

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SW Boatworks keeps on growing

Stewart Workman.
(Brian Robbins photos)

by Brian Robbins

When Stewart Workman first opened SW Boatworks in Lamoine in 2000, the shop’s main focus was custom finishing of hulls from other … Read the rest

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers … Read the rest

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Surf Clams

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Goody Hallet outfitted as a clam boat.
(Steven Kennedy photo)

Goody Hallet:  Nolan’s dream made real

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Large, new-to-the-area fishing vessels are seldom seen around any port on Cape Cod these days.  So, … Read the rest

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Buxton Boats launches wooden 38′ Seasong

STONINGTON, ME – “Yeah!”

I was crouched in the stern of Peter Buxton’s Susan Marie, a 37′ REPCO that he completely rebuilt a few years … Read the rest

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Geir Monsen – Ardent industry advocate, Seafreeze co-founder

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – As the fishing industry got good news on river herring, it lost one of its strongest advocates.  Geir Monsen, vice-president and … Read the rest

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Paul Shuman: Innovative net designer revolutionized Northeast trawl fishery

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by Joyce Rowley

CHARLESTOWN, RI – The fishing industry lost an important contributor to its history with the unexpected death in March of net … Read the rest

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