Monthly Archives: May 2011

Places In Gloucester You’ve Probably Never Been-The Gear Room At The Gloucester Marine Railway

As part of my ongoing search to bring you places in Gloucester that you probably never had access to I present you the gear room in which the motor that pulls up to 200 tons of boat out of the water at the Marine Railways at The Gloucester Maritime heritage Center resides.

Look for the video tomorrow morning


Gloucester and Rockport 50’s, 60’s Photo Series From Mark Holzman Part XV– East Gloucester

An Eastern Rigged Dragger Going Past The Road That Leads To The Paint Factory

marks old pictures 044Joe Testeverde Writes-

Just bit more info. on the ZEBU , she was a steel daul sided eastern rigged vessel (could shoot net from port as well starboard side if need be) from Boston that was converted to scalloping later in life. You will note absent any otter trawler doors on either sides and the booms coming off off the main mast that would haul aboard the scallop dredges up the side of the vessel (note large rusted area mid ship) then a hook would bring up the steel rig bag and dump on deck for sortting of scallops,shells, rocks. Also on the side of the piothouse are build outs of schucking houses as well as a buildout at the raised forcastle area.She could have ran as many as 12 men doing shifts of shecking and deck duties.

Brand Spanking New Dories

The new dories have been launched!  To get involved for a ridiculously little amount of money and have access to use these all summer log get in touch with the great folks at the International Dory Organization-

Geno Mondello finished the dories and they were launched yesterday!

Membership is $60 for 1 year, and runs January to January. Membership includes use of committee dories, loaner equipment, and race and committee event invitations. To become a member, download the membership form here.


Free Boat Launching At Dun Fugin For Passing Boats On Boaters Safety Day May 21st

Hi Joey, as you are aware Coast Guard Station Gloucester is having a Safe Boating Event on Saturday May 21, 2011, 9am to 3pm.

Included in this event is a courtesy motorboat examination performed by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  This exam includes all safety equipment boaters are required to carry under Federal and State law.

The exams will be performed on the water at Solomon Jacobs Public Landing next to the station and also at Dun Fudgin Boat Ramp behind the high school.

For those people that pass the exam at the high school and display the decal they can launch their boats for free that day.

I would greatly appreciate you putting this on your site for people to see.


Jim Caulkett Harbormaster

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