This morning our dear family friend and Gloucester Historian Ronald H. Gilson stopped by for a visit with a personally signed copy of his book “An Island no More” and a copy of a new released book he was involved in supplying his knowledge about World War II and Gloucester’s fishing fleet for the book “Battle Stars for the “Cactus Navy”” written by David D Bruhn for a history project daughter Amanda is currently researching. While enjoying warm cappuccino and a warm batch of Italian ricotta Donuts, Ron treated us to stories from his youth growing up on Cape Ann’s coastline during World War II “Battle of The Atlantic” and Gloucester working water front.
Ron, thank you for your friendship, compelling historical stories and thoughtful gift. We enjoyed every moment of your visit this morning!
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This blog, hosted by noted author and Gloucester historian, Ron Gilson, will commence regular publication on Friday, March 20th, 2009. We look forward to your joining and engaging us as we embrace both the past and the future of America’s oldest commercial fishing port, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
I really enjoyed our three part interview with Ron this week. To check it out you can click on these links-
Ron Gilson Part I
Ron Gilson Part II
Ron Gilson Part III
Ron Gilson Author Of An Island No More, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
Gloucester’s True Fishing Industry Historian, Ron Gilson Talks About Gloucester’s Fishing Past In This Third Part Of Our Video Interview-
Gloucester’s True Fishing Industry Historian, Ron Gilson Talks About Gloucester’s Fishing Past In This Second Part Of Our Video Interview-
Gloucester’s True Fishing Industry Historian, Ron Talks About Gloucester’s Fishing Past