You can find a historic panel about Roosevelt’s visit included as part of the HarborWalk Fisherman’s Wharf display. I’m posting this in tribute to Manny Carrancho. The photographs and history shared by Manny Carrancho (1923-2017), Ken Joyce and their family for the Fisherman’s Wharf exhibit make the FDR plaque incredible. The 2015 photograph above shows the beautiful Carrancho family at Fisherman Wharf by the historic plaque vastly improved by his photos, knowledge and stories.
Photo caption UL: 1933 En route to ME, President Roosevelt visits Gloucester Harbor. Ben Pine and others on board the yacht, Amberjack, present an Emile Gruppe painting of the racing schooner, Gertrude L Thebaud, to commemorate their advocacy sail to Washington DC just two months prior. Photo caption UR 1942 Ben Pine’s vessel, Old Glory, at Fisherman’s Wharf. Some of the crew continued with Pine’s vessel the Puritan. Credit: Howard Liberman, September 1942, FSA/OWI photograph collection, Library of Congress. Photo caption LR: 1943 On a first voyage, young deckhand, Manuel “Manny” Carrancho, mends nets with twine man, first mate Mario Vagos on Ben Pine’s vessel, Old Glory. Captain Oscar Riberio and Manny became close friends; the Captain and his wife, Irene, were Best Man and Maid of Honor at the wedding of Manny and Joanna Carrancho, née Cecilio. Manny Carrancho helped identify the Howard Liberman photographs in the Library of Congress after a GMG post I wrote in March 2014!
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This Is It!
The Last Weekend for the Kahn Studio/GMG Gallery
This Colombus Day weekend is the last weekend for the Kahn/GMG Gallery until next year. I think I have 4 small Paintings framed and one unframed left. Any Framed painting will be $60.00 any size. the unframed one will be $35.00. All drawings framed or unframed will be 20% off.
EJ has some of her Beautiful Paintings, Prints, “Did You Know” Book and her popular Fishermans Calendar at Discounted prices available. Also Joey C. and Sharon have some Awesome Photos Available. And don’t forget Paul Morrisons Pottery. All at Discount prices. If your interested just drop by the Gallery at the Madfish Wharf on Rocky Neck. Tell EJ I sent you.
Kahn Studio/GMG Gallery
77 Rocky Neck Ave. G3 Madfish Wharf
12 to 8pm Until Columbus Day
Here’s a few of mine that are available:
Tied up at “Fisherman’s Wharf” Gloucester
Yes I know that by the book this isn’t a very clean picture but I just like it’s grittiness.
Gloucester Zen Video Here tomorrow at 8AM
Here is a picture you really ought to see full size by clicking it and selecting “all sizes” it’s probably one of the best shots I’ve taken in a while.
Here’s the building that replaced the original Fisherman’s Wharf building after the fire.
Fishermen’s Wharf, Latitude 43, City Hall, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
This is the original Fisherman’s Wharf building on Rogers Street and Harbor Cove before the fire destroyed it. Check back next hour for the picture of what it looks like today.
Much thanks to Frank Ciolino who brought down a bunch of old photos of Gloucester from roughly 1980.
Maybe someone could identify the building that is to the left of Captain’s Courageous in the photo. I’m guessing it was the old Gloucester Grocery but I’m not sure. There is an alleyway that provides public access there now. In the post above this one, the Lat 43 sign is located on the left corner of the Captain Courageous building in this photo.
The Fisherman’s Wharf Building has been replaced after a fire a few years back with a corrugated steel building.