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.