So much beauty in one harbor. It almost doesn’t seem fair….almost.
The day began a bit dreary, but grey skies couldn’t detract from the gorgeousness of the schooners as they paraded throughout our harbor.
Lucky, lucky us. Thanks to everyone who played a part in another successful Schooner Festival.
Happy New Year! I snapped this photo today at the Roger William’s Zoo (AMAZING place fyi…open all year and 1/2 price in January + February). Timing is everything. I love the look on the non-defecating eagle’s face. I could almost hear him saying, “Nice, really nice. Way to represent.” :)
Lannon, American Eagle, summerwind
Vickie Van Ness
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The 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival “The American Eagle”
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
and now this is what she looks like-
Rosalie Parisi forwards-
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.
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