Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

This week we’re thinking about China. Kathy is working with Philips Auction House opening on the Back Shore next week ( She came across these wonderful pictures of fishing boats from a personal vacation album dating from 1910-1920 China.





A little closer to home, Marty visited Horizon Chinese Restaurant, 4 Rogers St., Gloucester, and watched Chef James prepare mouth watering stir fried shrimp in garlic sauce and lobster in spicy chili sauce.  All seafood is fresh off the boat in Gloucester Harbor.

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KCedit1437 Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013 and
© Marty Luster 2013

About Marty Luster

I'm Marty Luster, a retired attorney and politician. In 2010 my wife, mother-in-law, dog and I relocated from Central NY to Gloucester. I hope my photographs and poetry(?) reflect my love for this place and her people. My picture-poem posts can be seen at and selected black and white images can be found at
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4 Responses to Fish on Fridays

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    What an interesting twist to Fish on Fridays! The Chinese fishing craft and the gear on deck is curious. I wonder if any fishermen or folks from China can enlighten us about what we see here. What can those big fish/lobster traps be in the first photo? What are the larger sailing vessels going after, as well as the smaller craft? I’ll be going to Horizon for their shrimp.

  2. Rob Hall says:

    Interesting post. Thanks!

  3. Kim Smith says:

    I so enjoy this series and look forward to it every Friday. Horizons is great too; love Charlene–and their Family-style bean curd and veggies!

  4. Thanks…Fresh caught fish for Chinese dinners at Horizon and Cape Ann Brewing across the street with (my favorite) Fisherman’s Brew…worth checking out.

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