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Sun Rising Over East Gloucester, Black Sheep, and MarStina

East Gloucester Sunrise ©Kim Smith 2013Photos from a foggy September morning sunrise, taken from the Fort, looking towards East Gloucester. East Gloucester Sunrise Mar Stina©Kim Smith 2013.

Mar Stina 

I love filming and photographing around Gloucester all year round, but especially at this time of year when I find the light to be sublime. The moisture in the air provides a gossamer veil that magnifies the supernal quality of light; even the most ordinary of daily activities captured finds added beauty.

East Gloucester Sunrise -3 ©Kim Smith 2013.

East Gloucester Sunrise  -4 ©Kim Smith 2013. copyEast Gloucester Sunrise Black Sheep ©Kim Smith 2013.Black Sheep Fishing Boat

East Gloucester Sunrise -6 ©Kim Smith 2013.

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

http://www.kathychapman.com

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View From Our Hotel Last Night In Rome In The Heart Of Rome’s Commercial Fishing Port: Hotel Tibor

Looking out the front window of our room we got to see the Rome Dragger Fleet. Behind our Hotel, Hotel Tibor there are fish processing plants and open fish marketplaces, and along the boardwalk next to our hotel and in front of the commercial docks there are lines of Seafood Restaurants. The one we ate at last night reminded us of The Causeway. Large fresh portions obviously landed from the boats tied up right in front of us, a family run joint and very reasonable prices.

Inside our hotel facing the boats they had a restaurant Latitude 41.  the similarities were wild.

What was particularly cool was to see the boats way over here using the same types of net reels and doors as they do here in the states.  I’ll post more pictures of the boats soon.  I was taking pictures of the way the dragger fleet had their decks set up thinking that FOB Joe Testeverde would like to see.

Beautiful spot!

View from our room at Hotel Tibor

Directly behind Hotel Tibor are the fish processing and open fish markets

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Directly in front of Hotel Tibor the commercial fishing docks and Coast Guard Station

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Behind Hotel Tibor fish processing and open fish markets

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Hotel Tibor View Panorama

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View from our room.

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Gloucester At Dawn- Captain Joe and Sons 5:10AM 3/31/12

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This one looks really nice full screen. The detail in the background is stuff the human eye doesnt see at ths time of the morning but is only captured with the long exposure taken at three different focal lengths and then combined so everything is in relative focus.

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Gloucester At Dawn- Harbor Cove 4:55AM 3/31/12

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Lobster boats, dories, reflections off the water, symmetry, repetition, Gloucester at dawn, Rocky Neck In the background, Cape Pond Ice, the inner working harbor, there’s really not much this one is missing.

Available as an 8×10, 16×20 prints or 16x 20 canvas print which I think just make the reflections and colors pop in a painterly way (the Canvas wraps also don’t require framing).

contact me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com if you would like one for yourself or for a gift. Be sure to click on it to see the detail present when blown up.

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Gloucester At Dawn 5:12AM 3/31/12 South Channel From Captain Joe and Sons

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Hope you like it.  This one is gong in my favorites pile.  I may even blow it up for myself.

to me it’s very atmospheric with both the boats in the fore and background somewhat visible even though it’s very early morning.  It was a 4 second exposure, f4.5, iso 200.

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Video- Straightsmouth Island Restoration Project

Joey, Here is a terrific video of the work being done out on Straitsmouth Island and some footage of Bill Lee’s Ocean Reporter going down.I was on board at the time showing the National Geographic film crew around Thacher and we stopped by Straitsmouth for some photos.We got more than we bargained for.

Paul St.Germain
President
Thacher Island Association

Welcome The Latest Lobster Boat To The Gloucester Fleet- Pete Libro’s Cabaret V

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The Cabaret V Is a Beast.   47 feet long and beamy as a bastard.   Big and roomy with plenty of deck space to shift gear and lobster like a lobster boat should- with the ability to move large numbers of lobster traps to areas where the lobster will be next.

On a small boat you are limited with the amount of gear you can shift and the weather you can fish.  On the Cabaret V Pete and his dedicated crew can fish rough weather comfortably and chase the lobsters by moving large amounts of lobster traps in front of the lobster moves to the deeper water and off shore.

Congrats Pete.

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