Textures and Shapes at Historic Shipyard

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It was a perfect cloudy day for roaming the Gloucester Marine Railway on Rocky Neck in Gloucester looking for patterns, textures, and shapes. Here is the oldest continuously operating shipyard in the USA, and to my eyes it is full of character and life.


Giant chains attached to a wooden sled (I’ve made up the name) pull ships from the harbor. The freshly painted bow of the historic Schooner Adventure. The 122 ft vessel is undergoing a complete restoration courtesy of donors and the City of Gloucester.

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Rusty gear works are part of the mechanism of the marine railway.

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