Western Venture backing into Rose Marina on Rogers Street

Was very impressed how the captain was able to back this ship into the Marina, I have a hard enough time backing into a space on Main Street.  Here is some information on this huge ship, by the late Peter Prybot, February 7, 2007 from the Gloucester Daily Times.

At an impressive 164-by-40-by-14 feet, the Western Venture is a European design combination of mid-water trawler/purse.  The vessel’s refrigerated seawater tanks can hold over a million pounds of fish at a temperature of 32 degrees. Its twin 1,500 horse power diesels give it the power to fish just about any depth, and its main trawl winches, which each hold over seven tons of 11/4-inch diameter towing wire and can lift a dead weight of 90,000 pounds apiece, can haul up big catches from the depths.

January 10, 2013 backing up at Cruiseport

About Donna Ardizzoni

Business Manager, Grandmother, love living in Gloucester, love to swim, walk and of course take pictures. Our company does computer networking, Office Management, Medical Billing, transcription, networking software updates and virus protection
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6 Responses to Western Venture backing into Rose Marina on Rogers Street

  1. Wow! Now that’s a floating factory. Good photo and story.

  2. I was gawking at this the other day when we were out for a stroll. I told husband that I wanted to hang around and “watch the boat take off.” He gave me a funny look and said that space ships take off, boats “set out.” Still, those large boats (ships?) are awesome to look at.

  3. Ryan Silva says:

    Nice to see a writeup about her! I see her all the time in New Bedford harbor where she is currently docked at.

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