The End of An Era- The Winch Our Grandfather, Fathers and My Cousin I Have Used For Decades Has Been Retired

Some remembrances and photo of the old and new.  Thanks to Frank and Marty at Rose’s Marine, Corrado at B & N Fishing Gear and Billy Trafton who installs these on the regular around the waterfront

BEAUTIFUL INDUSTRY- THE WINCH

Posted on December 23, 2010 by Joey C 2 comments

I’m not gonna lie Mr Winch.  I’m not going to miss you when I finally get some vacation time.

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Bobby Ryan Writes-

I’m not usually a romantic, nor do I usually attribute feelings to inorganic items, but…
Could it have been Capt. Joe who actually bolted that unit down? That stand had to be built. Look at it. The paint color was known as “Battleship Grey”. Everything wooden on the waterfront was “Battleship Grey”. If you owned a boat somethings were orange or green. Extra paint left from painting the mast and hull. Everything iron had a coat of Red Lead under the grey. There must be 30 coats on this winch. Usually painted on during Fiesta week when the fleet was tied up. How about that “___ head”? Is that brass? How shiny it was when new? Can you imagine how proud the “Skipper” was when he first brought up those bags of whiting knowing he made a move to be “on shore” in order to better feed and care for his family? This time of year I remember one of the last things Slug would have me do before closing up for Christmas Eve was to go over to Capt. Joe’s. I would come back with plates of food. Some cooked, some not. At the time, when it was more personal and not so en vogue, I did not fully understand about the 7 fishes, but they were delicious.
Joey, you do not need to post this, I just wanted to let you know what I see in that old winch and to let you know there are others having thoughts of your family.
Buon Natale!

THE WINCH @CAPTJOELOBSTER #GLOUCESTERMA IF YOU ONLY KNEW HOW MUCH FISH AND #LOBSTER THIS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT HAS OFFLOADED IN THE PAST FIFTY YEARS…

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Joey C 2 comments

#beautifulindustry The winch @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA

If you only knew how much fish and #lobster this piece of equipment has offloaded in the past fifty years…

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THE WINCH OUR GRANDFATHER,  FATHERS AND WE USE EVERY DAY @CAPTJOELOBSTER SINCE 1953.

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Joey C Leave a comment

And The New-

One thought on “The End of An Era- The Winch Our Grandfather, Fathers and My Cousin I Have Used For Decades Has Been Retired

  1. A worthy exhibit for a Fishery Equipment Hall of Fame. Maybe Kim Smith could find a spot to display it on the HarborWalk. Now that Linsky’s is gone other gems are no doubt available from Gorton’s and others around town.

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