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 visit Gloucester lobstermen (father and son) Jim and Scott Rowe. Jim is pictured first and Scott stands on his boat the Miss Kelly. After a test run, Scott deems his new Cummins engine in working order for Saturday. He’s been waiting a frustrating four weeks for parts.





Photos © Kathy Chapman 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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8 Responses to Fish on Fridays

  1. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Thanks Kathy. I really liked your first and last photos. Hope this series will continue.

  2. Tim Holloran says:

    Six WEEKS for parts for a Cummins 6BT series engine? That’s crazy! Every part for that engine should be in stock in Needham, MA!

  3. There was a hold-up somewhere along the line…it sounded complicated…they lost many days…

  4. Jake rowe. says:

    Listen my dad worked his butt off trying to do this. It was guy crudell if that’s how you spell his name.

  5. Jake rowe. says:

    That made him wait.

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