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George Krewson Talks About Navy Ships In Gloucester Harbor in the 1940s

Hi Joey!  The Eurodam in Gloucester reminds me of the 1940′s when the Navy would have some pretty large ships stop in the harbor and outside, depending on the size.  My Dad, owner of the Oceanside at Magnolia, would invite the officers over for dinners. 

The guests got to meet them and were glad they could thank them personally for their service.   All windows in the hotel were required to be blacked out at night so as not to provide a background of light for lurking German subs, anxious to sink American ships.

George Krewson

Gloucester Negatives With A Prize From The Infamous Fred Buck and David Cox

Fred Buck Writes-

joey –
i’ve been working with dave cox of main street antiques on his personal collection of gloucester negatives.  among those are three sets of photos of gloucester fishing boats taken in the 1940s:  immaculate conception, launch from montgomery boat yard on ferry st in 1946.; st. christopher, launch from reed brothers in boothbay harbor maine in 1944; and the christening of another boat at fort wharf (?) around the same time.
we need some help from gmg. HELP!  if anyone recognizes the folks on deck or the boat or the location, let us know.  prize is an 8×10 glossy of your favorite shot.
infamous fred buck

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