Monthly Archives: May 2012

Good Morning Gloucester Has Been Nominated For a Best of North Shore Blog Award

I just found out ten minutes ago but it looks like the voting started on February 28th.

If you feel like the hard work and dedication that the GMG Crew Puts In Is Worthy Of Your Vote, it would be nice of you to vote for us.

It looks like the voting started way back in February so I’m not sure if any of our readers know about it yet and the voting ends June 1st

You can vote here-

Once at the page there is a drop down box, you’ll see Good morning Gloucester.  It’s pretty simple to vote.



Brooke and Tristan Welty Enjoyed Their Stay In Gloucester


Just wanted to write a note to let you know how much Tristan and I enjoyed our trip. It was perfect! The people in Gloucester were warm and welcoming, the food was amazing and the town is beautiful. It’s a gem. We’re planning on relocating there, hopefully in the fall! I’ve attached a picture of Henry the Aldabra tortoise proudly wearing his GMG sticker, representing the blog here in central PA. 

Brooke and Tristan


The Gloucester Fleet

The Gloucester Fleet, circa 1930 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin


This classic harbor scene is one of the most popular photographs in the gallery. It’s not just the interesting content, but also the artful composition, with reflections in the water that I’ve seen in Emile Gruppe’s renowned oil paintings of that time. The fishing and seine boats packed together in Harbor Cove recall the days when fishing was the big business. Mackerel seiner Angie & Vence is on the left, and the Jupiter is third from the left. The white seine boats are filled with seining nets with cork floats. The Gloucester Coal and Lumber building sits in the background, topped by its 35-ton steam derrick (crane). Coal was loaded onto barges, and lumber was carried away by lumber schooners. The company was founded in 1903 by tugboat captain Charles “Cap” Heberle, and is now called The Building Center. The Heberle family still owns it and often visits the gallery.


Image printed archivally from the original 4×5 inch film negative in my darkroom. Image #A8345-012




Fredrik D. Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo

82 Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

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