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That’s a big movie poster! Dead in the Water Cape Ann Museum premiere


from the Cape Ann Museum- Gloucester Screening set for “Dead in the Water” FEB 10

The Cape Ann Museum, in collaboration with the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association,  is pleased to present “Dead in the Water”,  on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The documentary film dealing with the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen was produced and directed by Rockport native and professional filmmaker David Wittkower. A panel discussion with film participants will follow each showing. Tickets are $8 for Museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com or call (978)283-0455 x10.

Two and a half years in the making, “Dead in the Water” is Wittkower’s fifteenth documentary film. It was shot in different coastal towns and features scenes and interviews with area fishermen, their spouses and other family members; advocates for fishermen; elected officials; and community activists.  “This film opens the doors for the world to see how difficult and dangerous the life of a fisherman is,” said John Bell, a former three-term mayor of Gloucester (2002 -08). “On top of that, the impact of misguided federal regulations on fishermen has never been presented as powerfully as it is in ‘Dead in the Water.’ This film packs a real punch. It stays with you long after you’ve seen it.” The film also includes the song, “Gloucester Harbor Shore” by Grammy® Award winner, Paula Cole.

Wittkower, a graduate of the American Film Institute in cinematography, describes “Dead in the Water” as an examination of the “relentless destruction of the New England ground

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Updated! Photos of Fisherman/woman Statue from Scandinavia

This just in-

Hi Joey-

I  arrived home from Iceland last evening and was catching up on GMG posts when I saw that Sarah Clark had posted some great photos of other fisherman statues. She commented that she wished she had a GMG sticker when she had taken them so I must have taken this photo for her!

Best-Janet (Rice)


Original email-

Sarah Clark submits-

Hi, Joey,
Here are a fisherman and fisherman’s wife statues from Alesund, Norway. Next to them are two views of the fishermen’s statue in Reykavik, Iceland. Wish I had thought to have a Good Morning Gloucester sticker when I took these!  Just thought folks in Gloucester might enjoy these.


Djahlmer Ray, first-generation Finnish immigrant who lived in Lanesville during the Great Depression Patent For Fishing Reel in 1938

Djahlmer Ray, first-generation Finnish immigrant who lived in Lanesville during the Great Depression, filed this patent for a fishing reel in 1938. His brief for the patent sums it all up: he wanted a reel that was durable, inexpensive to manufacture, and simple to repair. In other words, a Lanesville man through and through.
More important, RAY wanted a reel whose drag was easy to control when landing large fish!
Ray was interviewed in 1978 for the Gloucester Oral History project. By then he had moved to Fairhaven.
His and other residents’ interviews can be checked out on CD from the Sawyer Free Library.

Link to his patent’s images:

Thanks To Adam Bolonsky For forwarding this

Whiskey Barrel Aged Fisherman’s Rock-Porter At Cape Ann Brewing Friday Night April 22nd

This coming Friday, April 22nd, Cape Ann Brewing Company along with Ryan & Wood Distillery will be tapping our collaborative project; Whiskey Barrel Aged Fisherman’s Rock-Porter. Oak barrels used by Ryan & Wood to age their rye whiskey for 2 years were re-used by Cape Ann Brewing to age our Fisherman’s Rock-Porter for another 2 months. This event marks the first of many future collaborations between the two companies. Come down to The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing on Friday at Six O’Clock pm and talk with the brewer, Dylan Labbe Lindquist and from Ryan & Wood, the distiller Bob Ryan.



Adam Bolonsky Sends In Striper Fishing Video

Hi Joey,
I just posted a short video of Marvin Tighe (Rocky Neck) striper fishing off Flat Rocks at Rockport.
He lands a schoolie and gives  some commentary on bait.

Kayak Fishing for Striped Bass: Trolling the Tube and Worm-

A Local Gloucester, MA Kayak Fisherman Offers Some Insights Into Trolling the Tube and Worm


Movie – “One More Dead Fish”

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The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


Allen and Stefan Forbes’s “One More Dead Fish” tells the heartwrenching story of environmentally-friendly handline fishermen fighting to survive in a rapidly globalizing industry. In fascinating interviews with local fishermen, government officials, biologists, and industry CEO’s, we learn about complex regulatory, legislative, and environmental issues. This film grounds the viewer in a clear historical context as it explains one of the world’s great environmental disasters, the destruction of the Grand Banks fisheries. And in examining the often Orwellian language of the multinational fishing industry, “One More Dead Fish” explores the media’s failure to report on the true environmental costs of globalization. This film points the way toward saving the world’s fisheries before it’s too late.

Join Joe and Helen Garland and Ron Gilson after the film for what is sure to be an impassioned discussion on the state of the fishing industry.

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