Smith Cove Fleet, circa 1960

Smith Cove in East Gloucester was, and still is, populated by both fishing and pleasure boats. In the background of the photo is East Main Street, with Banner Hill rising above it. The boats, from left to right: Harpoon sword fishing boat "Jaguar" (previously named Lord Jim and also a WWII submarine chaser), owned by Dr. Fred Breed; "Jumping Jennifer," Tom Morse's fishing boat; Party fishing boat "Winner III," owned by Bobby Anderson; and the "Naomi Bruce III," co-owned by Cy Tysver and the Shoares family. Vessel histories are complex, and all comments and corrections are welcome.

Smith Cove in East Gloucester was, and still is, populated by both fishing and pleasure boats. In the background of the photo is East Main Street, with Banner Hill rising above it. The boats, from left to right: Harpoon swordfishing boat “Jaguar” (previously named Lord Jim and also a WWII submarine chaser), owned by Dr. Fred Breed; “Jumping Jennifer,” Tom Morse’s fishing boat; Party fishing boat “Winner III,” owned by Bobby Anderson; and the “Naomi Bruce III,” co-owned by Cy Tysver and the Shoares family. Vessel histories are complex, and all comments and corrections are welcome.

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  • Another great lesson, I will show this photo to Ericka who lives right there..

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  • Fred Breed was the ophthalmologist many of us went to until he died, still practicing well into his 80s, as I recall. (The day he was about to perform a tricky laser procedure on my eyes, I met a smiling older woman in the waiting room. “You seem pleased by something,” I said. “Oh, yes,” said she. “This is the fiftieth anniversary of the day Dr. Breed first started treating me.” Yikes! I thought…and I’m about to trust this old guy to blast my eyeballs with a laser beam? It all came out fine).

    He used to tell swordfishing tales while he worked on my eyes, including recalling one time fishing off Greenland when his crewmate developed acute appendicitis and he had to operate on him at sea, remembering his surgical rotation decades earlier. I believe the boat was sold after he died to a couple that set out around the world and wrecked it off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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  • it is not the jumping jennifer but the Moby

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  • Excellent history and thanks for the lesson did not get over this way much in my younger days! Dave & Kim :-)

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  • Does anyone know if Dr Breed has any family still in the area? My grandfather rebuit the Lord Jim after she was hulled in 1959, and sold her to Dr Breed. I am looking to fill in many blanks in the history, of a grand old schooner that was part of our lives for 4 + years.
    Looking for any information and pictures of this Lord Jim. Stu

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