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Ron Gilson’s An Island No More

Thank you Ron for this treasured gift of An Island No More!!!

An Island No More Ron Gilson ©Kim Smith 2013Yesterday on our front porch my husband found a wonderful surprise package, not long a mystery from where it came with a lovely inscription from the author himself, Ron Gilson.  An Island No More ~ The Gloucester I Knew is a deeply personal and fascinating account of Gloucester’s working waterfront and its people, with hundreds of black and white photographs. I was immediately transported to Gloucester during the Great Depression and haven’t been able to put down the book. An Island No More is available from Amazon or by contacting the author at P.O. Box 557, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Note: The little boy sitting on the dock and looking at the Emily Brown (see the book jacket illustration) is none other than RON at eleven years old, circa 1944.

To read more about Ron Gilson and An Island No More see the following GMG posts:

Ron Gilson of Gloucester lectured Wednesday night at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Waterline Center about working aboard Gloucester’s Schooner ‘Adventure’ back in 1951.

Ron Gilson Discusses Gloucester Fishing in the 20s, 50s and Today Part I

Ron Gilson Discusses Gloucester Fishing in the 20s, 50s and Today Part II

Ron Gilson Gloucester Fishing History Lesson

 

Ron Gilson- “The Waterfront: Then and Now (but this is NOW)”

Must read from Ron Gilson-Click the text to read the entire post-

The Waterfront: Then and Now (but this is NOW)

Gloucester’s future is in our harbor. In my youth our harbor was our lifeblood. If this city is to survive economically without a substantial fishing industry, our harbor planners must accept the reality of change. Before we take off willy nilly, we should examine the past: what went on in our harbor since 1950, the pivotal year and highest period of our harbor’s fishing production. Before we can decide on any new harbor strategy, the planners must review where we’ve been.
Last week I spent time with Ron Gilson at his house and got three more interviews with him.  The first will be posted in video form Monday morning at 8:00AM.  I haven’t heard another person speak such perfect sense about Gloucester Harbor’s past, present and future than this man.

Chickity Check It!-Ron Gilson Author Of An Island No More Is Blogging!

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Ron Gilson’s TheGloucesterILove.Blogspot.com

From Ron-

This blog, hosted by noted author and Gloucester historian, Ron Gilson, will commence regular publication on Friday, March 20th, 2009. We look forward to your joining and engaging us as we embrace both the past and the future of America’s oldest commercial fishing port, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

I really enjoyed our three part interview with Ron this week.  To check it out you can click on these links-

Ron Gilson Part I

Ron Gilson Part II

Ron Gilson Part III

Ron Gilson Author Of An Island No More, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Chickity Check It- Ron Gilson’s thegloucesterilove blog

Coming soon to Dock Near You!
A blog, hosted by Gloucester waterfront historian, Ron Gilson,  will launch a regular  weekly publication in the immediate future.  He looks forward to your joining and engaging him as he embraces both the past and the future of America’s oldest commercial fishing port.  Please join Ron each week.

http://www.thegloucesterilove.blogspot.com/