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EJ Rocky Neck Photo update From Fred Bodin

Fred writes-

Hi Joey, 

EJ asked: Who Remembers This? | GoodMorningGloucester, and I commented about a photo I have of the same building in 1929. So here it is.


The building on the left became the first Rudder restaurant in 1957, and later became the Joan Kerry studio. It has been replaced by a new house. The building on the right has been owned by the Sibleys since 1919. It is now the residence of George and Ellen Sibley. The photo was taken from the vicinity of Sailor Stan’s restaurant.

Fredrik D. Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo

Here was EJ’s original post-

Who Remembers This?

Posted on January 29, 2013by E.J.

rocky neck

and have you been to Rocky Neck recently to see what has gone up in its place?

E.J. Lefavour

Gloucester Harbor, 1919 From Fred Bodin

Fred Submits-

Hi Joey,

I just saw this post on a seaplane, and thought maybe it would be fun to add this:

Lingard Seaplane, Gloucester Harbor, 1919


This was the US Navy seaplane flown by Annisquam’s Eric Lingard In WWI. Ensign Eric Lingard flew missions against German submarines from Naval Air Station Chatham, making this the first aircraft to defend the US against direct enemy attack. During one submarine attack, Lingard, frustrated by his bombs not exploding, threw a wrench onto the deck of the German sub, which hastily retreated. On October 18th, 1918, Lingard’s plane went down in heavy seas due to engine failure, and he died of pneumonia 11 days later. The Lingard home is diagonally across Washington Street from the Annisquam Church, and was later the home of the renowned Crouse family (Sound of Music lyrics and actress Lindsey Crouse).

Printed from the original 5×7 inch glass negative in my darkroom.

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