Western Venture backing into Rose Marina on Rogers Street
Was very impressed how the captain was able to back this ship into the Marina, I have a hard enough time backing into a space on Main Street. Here is some information on this huge ship, by the late Peter Prybot, February 7, 2007 from the Gloucester Daily Times.
At an impressive 164-by-40-by-14 feet, the Western Venture is a European design combination of mid-water trawler/purse. The vessel’s refrigerated seawater tanks can hold over a million pounds of fish at a temperature of 32 degrees. Its twin 1,500 horse power diesels give it the power to fish just about any depth, and its main trawl winches, which each hold over seven tons of 11/4-inch diameter towing wire and can lift a dead weight of 90,000 pounds apiece, can haul up big catches from the depths.