Lisa Freed writes-
My dad finished building the model of Andrea Gail. Couldn’t have done it without the help of the GMG readers and the history/photos and knowledge they emailed us. Individual pieces, hand built, all from those photos, and research.
Thank you again!
Niles now rides with me….
He may come meet Homey one day.
The question I have is how exactly Niles got his name?
Was there an illicit sexual encounter on Niles Beach which led to the demon spawn shown in this picture? Half Rubber Duck/Half Penguin? You decide.
Thanks to you and the Blog, and all I’ve learned from you, we had a GREAT day off wandering Gloucester- a few photos from the day at:
Lisa (and Mike)
Lisa Freed asks-
Sort of odd question for you. My 80 year old dad builds ship models. He’s in NY, but we all grew up on Long Island Sound, so sailing is in our blood. You know I love the blog- it’s part of my daily routine.
Anyway, my dad is building the Andrea Gail. According to him, the sister ships are the Lady Grace and Hannah Boden. He’s asking me if I can find them, or similar, and get him as many photos of deck layouts, interior, exterior, etc.
Any clues? HELP! Or do you have photos from the docks? I’ve attached some of his recent models. All are from wood, and he gets the ships plans to start the hull, piecing it together as a shipyard would. He does it all from scratch, turning ridiculous stuff into ship parts. He’ll take a thimble and suddenly it’s a captain’s chair, he shops for suede til he finds the right one for seat covers. The model he did for me has sails- he had a sailmaker cut them. It’s amazing, and quite honestly, I have no clue how he has that steady hand and eye sight at 80. I can only hope.
Anything you can offer for help, I’ll take it!
I owe ya dude…. Years of coming up to Gloucester (I was part of the windsurfers at Niles) and watching the blog, I finally decided to hit Rocky Neck.
Best dinner ever on the deck at The Rudder with my boyfriend and son!
And my son LOVES the Buddha shirts J
Keep it coming!