View from the Jodrey State Pier

The Jodrey State Pier is named after Everett R. Jodrey, a barber by trade and activist sympathetic to the fishing industry. Jodrey envisioned a changing waterfront and eventually won support to construct a state fish pier in Gloucester. The money was appropriated in 1931; the pier opened for business in 1938.


  • It was when I entered being a teen, my dad would come up to our bedrooms at about 4.00 a.m and shake us out of bed. Time to go to work. That work was making our way down to the State Pier. We never knew the name we just got our butts down there to work.
    I can see if it were just yeserday. American Fillet, Vencove Fisheries, State Fisheries , and more. We would mostly work picking ice of the escalator that ran into the companies.


  • Thank you for sharing about working at the State Pier when you were a teen. I enjoyed your poem posted on Ground Breaking for the Harbor.

    The State Pier was named after Jodrey in 1984, after his death, and largely through the efforts of his granddaughter. The sign was erected in 1992.


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