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Snow Day Drawing “The Gloucester Fleet” Series #1

Snow Day Drawing “The Gloucester Fleet” Series #1

Quick 10 Minute Drawing

From a photo I took of Peter Mondello’s Lobster Boat “Allison Carol” in 2008.

The Fleet


Traditionally I suspect when people think of the Gloucester Fleet or Gloucester Fishermen they think of large draggers, wooden or steel.  Fact is probably over 90% of our fleet are boats less than 50 feet in length and most are made of fiberglass.  Sure there are a few draggers left but that subsector of Gloucester’s fleet is miniscule compared to what it once was.

This morning in the office our fishermen were having a conversation about how many fishermen and lobstermen are due to retire within the next 10 years.  The last great generation of fishermen to fish out of this port are nearing retirement.  The last generation of fishermen who can remember Gloucester fishing when it was humming.

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The Gloucester Fleet

Or, should it be the shrinking Gloucester Fleet?  :(


Blue Skies on a Cloudy Day

Blue Skies on a Cloudy Day

The Gloucester Fleet


The Gloucester Fleet

The Gloucester Fleet

“Lady Jane”


AJ Orlando Catches 42 lb Hake While on a Trip with Gloucester Fleet Last Weekend

Aimee McGarry submits-

A picture of a 42 lb Hake that AJ Orlando caught while on a trip with Gloucester Fleet last weekend. He is accompanied by the first mate Archie MacLeod. Arch wrote a little about it in his last fishing report-

Here’s a video of the trip-

Found on the HardDrive


Found on the HardDrive

Some Photos from 2008 That never have been seen before.