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Phyllis A on the Rails From Kathy Chapman

Kathy Chapman writes-

The beautiful lines of Phyllis A’s hull will only be visible for a few weeks at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Work on her is being funded by a 2011 Community Preservation Act grant from the residents of Gloucester.

From the Phyllis A. Marine Association: By focusing on the gill-netting industry, we highlight a time in Gloucester’s history that is not currently well covered. The Phyllis A. was fished by the same Gloucester family for 75 years. Many people working in Gloucester’s fishing industry today, at some point, fished off the Phyllis A.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

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Thomas Laighton on the Rails From Bill O’Connor

Hi Joey,

The Thomas Laighton was on the rails the other day and I was fortunate to be around to take this shot.  She’s owned by the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company out of Portsmouth, NH.  Apparently she is a replica of a victorian steamship and is named after the Thomas Laighton, a native of Portsmouth who was known as a politician, writer and businessman who left it all behind to live on the Isle of Shoals, first as the lighthouse keeper on White Island, then as a hotelier and land owner having bought up the other islands: Hog, Smuttynose and Cedar, and is remembered as the the ‘King’ of the Isles.

Enjoy!

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