Captain John Aldridge came into fishing in his mid-20s, moving east on Long Island from the suburban sprawl where he grew up. He and longtime friend, now First Mate, Anthony Sosinski purchased the F/V Anna Mary in 2006 which they used to build a thriving business with up to 800 traps in circulation. Captain Aldridge recently wrote a bestselling book, A Speck in the Sea, soon to be major motion picture, detailing his 12 hour fight for survival floating in the Atlantic after falling overboard.
The Anna Mary is most commonly known for bringing to shore loads of lobster and jonah crab under the expert direction of Captain John Aldrige and First Mate Anthony Sosinski. A mainstay of the Montauk fishing community, the Anna Mary has a storied past, most well known being the boat from which Captain Aldrige fell overboard, beginning a harrowing 12 hours floating at sea before being saved.
At Dock to Dish Montauk we have pioneered unique community-based seafood sourcing programs which provide forward-thinking chefs and members of our cooperatives with direct dock access to incredibly fresh, wild, sustainable seafood that is accurately curated and fully trackable and traceable to the source of origin and fisher who harvested the haul. Dock to Dish Montauk is a strictly supply-driven, membership-based model which was founded by a crew of veteran seafarers who launched the original Community Supported Fishery program of New York State; and then established the first Restaurant Supported Fishery program in North America.