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A year ago today – F/V Twin Lights sank taking Captain Jean Frottier – CG report due

jean frottierPROVINCETOWN — A year ago today, the Twin Lights scallop boat sank 2 miles north of Race Point Light. Capt. Jean Frottier of Wellfleet, attempting to free fishing equipment reportedly entangled in another fisherman’s lobster traps, went down with his boat. In the coming weeks, the Coast Guard expects to release a report of its investigation, Frottier left behind his wife, Laurie, two daughters and a son. [email protected]  07:55 Donate to the Frottier Family Fund

On November 18, 2012, we lost Captain Jean Frottier – beloved husband, father, and grandfather – About the Jean Frottier Family Fund

On November 18, 2012, we lost Captain Jean Frottier – beloved husband, father, and grandfather in a tragic accident at sea, two miles off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts. His friends, family and community have all been devastated by this tragic loss.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Frottier Family Fund at Seaman’s Bank – information can be found here. All donations will go toward assisting Jean’s daughter Annalise, a freshman at UMass Amherst, in continuing her college education.
If you have a remembrance or anecdote about Jean, we invite you to share it in our guestbook here.
We also hope you’ll join Jean’s friends and family in remembering and celebrating his life at his memorial service at the HOT L bar and grille on December 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. More information can be found here.

Friends of Captain Jean Frottier devastated by loss of fisherman

Frottier’s friends and fellow fishermen, many of whom have spent much of their lives at MacMillan Pier by his side, said they are devastated by the loss of a man who served as an emblem for so much of what is special about their lifestyle.


Captain Jean Frottier – Friends say fisherman was hardworking, devoted family man

Tall and lanky, with a big smile, big heart and an easygoing nature, Frottier was a talker who could walk into a room of strangers and become the center of attention, his friends recalled. He once co-owned the Gifford House in Provincetown and a club, Cafe Exile, in Key West, Schmidt said.

Fishermen recalled his nicknames, like “Jeanius,” for his innate curiosity and problem-solving skills, or Jean-Jean the Fishing Machine, a reference to his mastery of any fishery, whether it was winter diving on bay scallops or rod-and-reel bluefin tuna. http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121120/NEWS/211200334