Apr 152015
 

In preparation for an upcoming photo Meetup I spent the afternoon at my favorite spot in Essex County: Gloucester, Massachusetts where 300 years of fishing tradition continue, amid economic hardship, tough fishing restrictions, and offshore competition.

The reflections and colors of the harbor have held my attention for 30 years. Today, I was lucky to visit The State Pier when the trawlers Endeavour and Challenger were unloading their catch of herring. The result of several days fishing in the Hudson Gorge, the herring were being loaded on two flatbed tractor-trailers for a trip to Deer Isle, Maine for distribution as lobster bait.

Reflections in Gloucester harbor
New Propeller on a wooden boat at Gloucester Marine Railways shipyard.
Old Pier Reflections
Reflections
Blue Reflections
The new pier in Gloucester
Dories built and rowed in Gloucester
Lobster boats
This old lobster boat may need a lot of help.
Unloading Herring
The Dragger Endeavour
Sunset on the Annisquam from The Cut Bridge.

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