Category Archive: People

Andrew Gove: 85 and counting; 78 of ‘em lobstering

STONINGTON, ME – The crew in the machine shop at Billings Diesel & Marine is doing its thing, prepping the 36′ Northern Bay that sits … Read the rest

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Richard Stanley’s dream: wooden hulls, ‘glass tops

BASS HARBOR, ME – Cold – oh, wasn’t it cold.  Whatever the thermometer said was one thing; the wind screeching out of the northwest added … Read the rest

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Col. Joe Fessenden to retire after 40 years with Maine Marine Patrol

  • Col. Joe Fessenden. (Mike Young/MFF photo)
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Wind, waves sink Miss Sambvca: A harrowing account of the rescue

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

Fraun

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

The 80'x22'x12'
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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