The attachment is a very clear 1922 photo of 15 Captains of Rockport Granite Company vessels.
At that time the company operated quite a fleet 17 of stone sloops and schooners as well as steam tugs, lighters and barges. Their schooners and big sloops delivered granite products up and down the atlantic coast between Cape Ann and Virginia.
Only one of the captains has been identified. He is Capt. William Poland of Gloucester who was captain of the Stone Sloop, “Albert Baldwin” and he is standing far left in the picture with a spy glass under his arm. I know that Capt. Ben Paschal was captain of the sch. Ervin J. Luce” and Capt. Gene Weber of Gloucester captained the schooner “George R. Bradford” but they and the other 12 men are not yet identified. I would be grateful if any GMG readers can identify other men in this amazing picture. I hope to share the names of the other men with the Cape Ann Museum and with Les Bartlett who is writing the history of the Rockport Granite Company.
Les Bartlett Photo