The Captain of The Triple Time
Captain Joe always knew what he wanted to do with
his life. His father had one of the first charter boats in Key West
in the late 40's. Joe was only 9 years old when his father passed away.
Many of the older captains took him under their supervision where he
was able to learn various ways of fishing. Joe started by filleting
fish to washing boats and eventually became a first mate. At 18, he
became a commericial and lobster fisherman. In 1976, he finally decided
to follow in his father's footsteps and became a charter boat captain.
Joe's early teen years were very exciting as he fished a lot of famous personalities. A few examples
are Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, and Hal B. Wallis.
Captain Joe's first boat. See Mom Mercurio keeping her eye on
him. Joe used this boat to row all the way across Garrisson Bight to retrieve
golf balls from the water to resell.