Joanne took the leap into the restaurant business after years of dinner guests raved about her home cooking and told she should open a restaurant. “I was always cooking for everybody,” she says. “Instead of doing it for free, I figured I might was well get paid to do it.” In the beginning, the Ketch served breakfast and lunch with two tables for seating. The Franklin kids—Wendy, Johan and Heidi—ran the cash register, made fresh squeezed orange juice, washed dishes, and served the food. Joanne’s mother Ida Franko joined the business soon after it opened and prepped food. After the Ketch added dinner service, customers began requesting cocktails with their meal and the Harbor Bar was born. During those early years, one of the best benefits of running the restaurant for Joanne was having her kids and family working together to make it a success.