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Waterman catches, sells seafood, and tells his recipes

Michael Greene of Jenkins Neck in Gloucester has been a waterman almost his entire life. “I began with my dad, Robert Lee Greene, at the age of eight. We worked together until he was unable to do so. Now my son, Michael Junior, is working with me, and my daughter Kirsten” who’s also a college student.

He continues, “I didn’t think Michael was interested in becoming a waterman. He had never shown any interest in making it his career until after he graduated from high school.” But once again father and son are working the waters together. Three generations makes it their heritage. “Both Michael Jr. and Kirsten love being on the water.” They oyster, they crab, they fish. Their days usually begin at 5 a.m., and by 3 p.m. the boat is secured.

The legacy of the Greene family has taken on a new adventure and, as always, they do it together. The J & M Seafood Shack at Gloucester Point opened just little over a year ago. “It’s something I had dreamed of doing. I wanted people to be a...

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