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June 1943. “Gloucester, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lopez. They have two boys in the armed forces, six children altogether. He is a fish skinner in the Gorton-Pew fishery.” Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information.
To think this man worked on the very property that our Grandfather Captain Joe bought 10 years later in 1953. Our fathers worked there alongside our grandfather and Frank and I run it now as a lobster company after we diversified away from handling groundfish once the auction opened and we saw the writing on the wall with the new rules being handed down to try to manage how many fishermen could fish. Thanks Geno for sending us the photo of Gordon-Pew fishery last week-
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