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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

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