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The  schooner HIGHLANDER SEA launched in 1924 in Essex has had an interesting and varied history. For the past several years she has remained covered in her berth at Gloucester Marine Railways. Recently the covers have been removed and we can get a better look at this 121 foot vessel which has had several major refits in recent years.

highlander sea


Today is the 123rd anniversary of James Merry’s unfortunate encounter with a neighbor’s bull, Jack. It is recounted in Charles Olson’s renowned poem and is permanently memorialized in Dogtown, where it all occurred.

Thanks to Paul Morrison for the reminder.


Charles Olson

Originally posted October 18, 2010

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