Riding with King Eider and the Schooners

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

Passengers getting wet.
Passengers getting wet.

Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.
Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.

Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.
Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.

The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.
The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.

About Fredrik Bodin

Fred Bodin is a photographer who owns a gallery on Main Street in downtown Gloucester, MA. The gallery features Fred's land and seascapes, as well as historic images printed from the old negatives.
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11 Responses to Riding with King Eider and the Schooners

  1. saint707 says:

    Looks like an adventurous day of photography. The green ghost was well prepared with her rain garb. Love the photos!

  2. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Twenty of the passengers on the Eider were from the South Shore Camera Club, including the “Green Ghost.” Rain gear is essential to be comfortable and protect your shooting gear. The SSCC of Quincy had some serious shooters on the boat. This is my first post as an author on GMG, which means you have to compose it in WordPress and post it yourself. I had a few glitches, but we ironed them out, thanks to Joey C, Marty Luster, and Kathy Chapman. I think I need to read “WordPress for Dummies!”

  3. Beautiful pictures. The first one is especially well done.

  4. Fredrik Bodin says:

    Thanks Kathleen. It looks like I was in the pilot house with Captain Steve, but I was really just poking my hear thru a rear window to get the shot (we’re both big guys, and wouldn’t fit).

  5. Marty Luster says:

    Lookin’ good, Fred!

    • Fredrik Bodin says:

      Thanks so much for your help Marty. This was my first post as an author (which means you put it on WordPress yourself), and there was a big learning curve. Kathy Chapman also helped a lot. Both of you GMG friends went out of your way to get me rolling. Posting again tomorrow (and every day) for 9am. Yikes!

  6. Kim Smith says:

    Interesting story and photos Fred. You’ll ge the hang of it in no time. I am looking forward reading all your future posts!

  7. Bill Hubbard says:

    Beautiful pictures, Fred. Especially nice to see Steve and Virginia. Steve and my son, Bill grew up together. I’ll tell him about this too.

  8. Vicki says:

    I was out there too! Steve and Virginia did a fantastic job. I got some great photos, which I may post when I get a minute (I’m not from the photo club, I’m from Rockport) and the Green Ghost is my friend, :-). She’s not in the Camera Club, but a lot of people were.

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