Local Fish Is The Best Fish

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Today when I visited the piers in Gloucester, MA and spoke to the deckhands and pier crew offloading several tons of halibut, I couldn’t help but think about the fresh, farmed, and frozen fish from China that is sold in our local supermarkets.

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My Day On A Tugboat

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The first photographs I ever made, with my Dad’s guidance, were of tugboats and barges moored at piers along the Manhattan side of the East River in New York. I loved the deep rumbling sound of their diesel engines and most of all, the piercing “toot” of the tugboat whistles. I watched as teams of powerful tugs nudged huge vessels into piers on the Manhattan and Brooklyn shores and wondered what it would be like to take a trip on a tug.

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Reflections and Regrets: On and Around A Commercial Fishing Pier

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This morning I wandered down to the State Pier in Gloucester, MA with a camera and one lens, hoping to find some photographs of fishermen. I spoke to one lobsterman who said that it hardly pays to go out these days.

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A Bright Spring Morning in Rockport on Cape Ann

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On a perfect spring morning in the fishing village of Rockport on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, just a few lobster boats are moored in the calm harbor.

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