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The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival “The American Eagle”

The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival “The American Eagle”

Chickity Check It! The American Eagle Newsletter

Rosalie Parisi forwards the link-

The American Eagle used to offload whiting and groundfish here at our dock back in the day.  It was an eastern rigged dragger which most of the Gloucester fleet was back then and Captained by Rosalie’s father Captain Joe Piscitello. 

The American eagle was bought from her father and converted into the boat she is now, a schooner.  You can read all about it here- http://www.schooneramericaneagle.com/about/history.htm

 

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and now this is what she looks like-

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The Last Schooner

Schooner Andrew & Rosalie, Gloucester, circa 1935 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin
The last Gloucester-built fishing schooner was the Andrew & Rosalie, which was constructed and launched in 1930 at Burnham’s Railways (in the area now called Harbor Loop). With a 20 foot beam, her deck was 92 feet long and she carried 4,600 square feet of sail. The schooner was renamed American Eagle in 1941 by new owner Captain Ben Pine. In 1984, after 53 years of hard fishing with the Gloucester fleet, she was purchased and rebuilt by Captain John Foss for the passenger trade. Berthed in Rockland, Maine, Schooner American Eagle can be seen in Gloucester every September for the Mayor’s Cup Race, which she’s won eight times. http://www.schooneramericaneagle.com/
Schooner American Eagle, Gloucester ©Fredrik D. Bodin
Images printed archivally in my darkroom from the original 6×7 centimeter negatives.
Fred
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Fisherman Story From Good Morning America 1982

Rosalie Parisi forwards-

Joey,

This was taken at your fathers Wharf in1982, it is a story about my family and the fishing industry.

In the end of the video my Uncle Charlie who passed last week is pictured weighing out the boat at our dock.

Uncle Charlie was a rock of a man, the strong type of family man who led the family by example. 

Gloucester At Dawn Spirit Of Massachusetts 7/6/09 4:45AM

I went down to the GMHC this morning to take some pics for you.  Some of the Spirit of Massachusetts and the American Eagle.  We used to unload the American Eagle when it was a dragger owned by Joe Piscatello.  I can’t tell you how much whiting we unloaded from that boat in the early eighties.  They did an unbelievable transformation to turn it into a schooner.

American Eagle in town for SailGloucester

American Eagle in town for SailGloucester

American Eagle

American Eagle